Category Archives: Summer Steelhead

Summer Steelhead in the Willamette Basin

It’s been a few years since we have seen a hatchery summer steelhead run with any consequential numbers. 2024 looks to buck the trend with 7,000 and counting fin clipped, ready for the BBQ, summer fish. If the counts on … Continue reading

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Babine for a Benjamin Raffle is on now!

1 Lucky Angler, 1 Epic Week on the Babine River this Fall for just $100! British Columbia’s Babine River is the hallowed homewaters of some of the largest wild steelhead swimming on the planet. At the Babine Steelhead Lodge, their goal … Continue reading

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Early August Fishing Opportunities around the State

Our local rivers the McKenzie and Middle Fork of the Willamette continue to fish well despite a lack of significant hatches. Hopper dropper set ups with Chubby Chernobyls and various jigged nymphs continue to be very effective. Attractor patterns like … Continue reading

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‘WHY DOES WINCHESTER DAM STILL EXIST?

From Native Fish Society In a letter to the editors of The News-Review, Roseburg, Oregon-resident Connie Page posed a question: Why does Winchester Dam (on the North Umpqua River) still exist? The dam is bad for the river’s salmon and steelhead … Continue reading

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States set 2023 Columbia River summer/fall salmon and steelhead seasons

ODFW Resources CLACKAMAS, Ore.—Oregon and Washington fishery managers recently finalized seasons and regulations for 2023 Columbia River summer and fall recreational salmon and steelhead fisheries. Detailed regulations are available at https://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/OSCRP/CRM/index.asp (see Summer and Fall Columbia River Recreational Fishery Regulations) Forecasts for … Continue reading

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Outlook for Deschutes & John Day Summer Steelhead

From Liz Perkin, Native Fish Society On April 18, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) hosted a webinar (watch the recording here) to inform the angling public of the outlook for this year’s run of Columbia basin summer … Continue reading

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Jim Sens Green Butt Silver Hilton: Fly Tying Video

Jim Sens joins us back at Caddis Fly to tie up an effective summer steelhead pattern. Our guides and fellow steelhead enthusiasts all swear by this fly – it’s just one of those flies all steelhead fishers should have in … Continue reading

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Oregon Fall Steelhead 2022: New Lines and Best Flies

Cooler evenings and mornings have our thoughts focused on fall and steelhead. While we’re still below ten-year return averages in most of the rivers here in Oregon, we’re glad to see things bouncing back the way they are. It will … Continue reading

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2022 Columbia River Summer Steelhead Update

by David Moskowitz, Executive Director and John McMillan, Director of Science Overall, things are looking better than expected for wild summer steelhead in the Columbia River basin. Of course, we’re now entering the dry, hot slog of August and September. … Continue reading

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Oregon Set to Open The Summer Steelhead Season on the Deschutes

From Flylordsmag.com Will Poston Oregon’s Deschutes River will have a fishing season for summer steelhead this year, announced the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW). The summer steelhead fishing season on the Deschutes will open on August 15th. Throughout … Continue reading

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First Annual Umpqua Bass Bash

Join us Saturday, July 16th, as Native Fish Society hosts our first annual Umpqua Bass Bash! This event, hosted on the mainstem Umpqua River, will help remove Smallmouth Bass from the river and bring awareness to the problems this invasive … Continue reading

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North Umpqua Wild Steelhead News

April 23rd -From the North Umpqua Coalition Oregon Steps Up Protections for Imperiled North Umpqua Summer Steelhead Hatchery program ended to aid recovery of iconic wild fish ASTORIA, Ore. – Today, after four hours of presentation, comment, and deliberation, the … Continue reading

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Post Cards Southern Oregon Fall 2021

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Columbia & Snake River Wild Steelhead in Crisis

From The Conservation Angler Compelling commentary on the Columbia River’s Wild Steelhead Crisis from Rich Simms, co-founder of the Wild Steelhead Coalition. Read it HERE. Dean Finnerty, Director of Trout Unlimited’s Wild Steelheaders United! Read it HERE. Both organizations make … Continue reading

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Emergency fishing closures in Deschutes, other mid-Columbia tributaries begin Sept. 1 due to low steelhead returns

ODFW Press Release August 27, 2021 SALEM, Ore.—In response to extremely low returns to date of Columbia Basin upriver summer steelhead, ODFW is adopting additional emergency rules to increase protections for wild summer steelhead in certain Oregon Columbia River tributaries. … Continue reading

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