Steelhead Fishing in Oregon

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Hello. Steelhead fishing bug finally got me. Experienced Oregon angler seeking tips,technique,rigging details, advice pics/diagrams for Float/bobber coon shrimp in the Willamette riverEugene Springfield.
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I've been into Centerpining now for a few years and I am transitioning into using a baitcaster west coast style (I'm from the Great Lakes). We use the long 13+ ft rods here. Wondering the rods and length used mostly in the west coast for float fishing with baitcasting setup. I was told you guys...
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Been grinding every day for last 3 weeks from the bank, finally hooked onto a really powerful fish and panicked. I was not ready, didn't realize how powerful these fish were. didn't have my drag set right and it broke my spinner clean off on 10 lb mono leader attached to 30 pound braid. Was...
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Anyone been fishing the S. Santiam River lately? I've been staying between Sweet Home and Lebanon for the most part but haven't had any luck. Anyone have any tips or locations they like for that stretch of the river? Any feedback would be a big help :)
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I'm a beginner flyfisherman hoping to (someday) hook into a steelhead (much less actually land one!). I've spent many hours this summer on the North Umpqua (in the fly-only section)...and am starting to wonder if steelhead fishing is really all about knowing where the holding spots are? I ask...
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I know fisherman hold their holes close to their hearts (and away from their lips). I understand that. But i need help. Quarantine life has finally given me the time to spend diving into one of my passions, fishing. For the first time in my life, I'm moving beyond bank fishing for trout. I'm...
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Anyone ever get into that pond off of Clemens Road in Philomath? It's tempted me for years and it looks like awesome bass water. I checked street view on google maps (bless them) and there is and ominous sign. Anyone have experience?
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I am starting up steelhead and surf fishing, and don't have an appropriate reel. After doing some research, i think a 4000 size spinning reel should be ideal for me, and I'm looking for some validation or feedback. I don't have a boat, so I'm primarily bank fishing the steelhead. A baitcaster is...
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I have just joined this forum but have used the Oregon methods found online to be useful and productive in the NW Indiana tribs. Many thanks to those willing to contribute insights and methods that I have often used with success here. I have to admit that I am envious of the watersheds those...
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hi everyone, first timer here.. thanks for having me. I inherited my grandfather's rod, and I have some questions about it.. Primarily, i want to know how sturdy of a pole it is. it doesn't have any numbers or weights written on it, just my grandfather's name and the word "steelhead" (in...
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Good morning ! so I was thinking about hitting the clackamas to try my hand at some steelhead fishing tomorrow I will be bank fishing , I am 100% new to steelhead fishing , if you guys have pointers I would be grateful ! Thank you !
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Poll: How many days has everyone spent fishing for steelhead since December 1 vs how many fish hooked and landed? Also include if you were bank, boat, kayak fishing etc We did one of these a couple years ago and it was interesting to see how terrible of a steelhead fisherman I am. And that...
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River Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Notes Alsea River XX XX XX XX Typically peaks mid Jan to mid Feb Big Creek/Gnat Creek XX XX XX XX XX Small streams can be good when other rivers are high Chetco River and Bay XX XX XX XX...
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Went fishing for some winter steelhead in Tillamook on the Wilson and kilchis. The Wilson was pretty high and muddy. Only fished a few spots higher up the lower part was to high in dirty in my opinion. Kilchis was a bit clearer and I found some nice looking holes, but I didn’t have any luck. I...
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I’m headed to a river system soon that allows retention of a wild winter and I am curious everyone’s perspective on those.... My initial inclination is to release all wild hens but to keep wild bucks. But my fishing buddy feels like since it’s open, and there are no hatcheries to chase, that we...
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Going to try my first shot at some steelhead fishing on some creeks off the suislaw, looks like whittaker creek and that area is decent. I see a lot of people using a float setup with a beadhead jig with worms, egg beads with normal hooks and shrimp too. Should i just stick with stuff like that...
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Hello everyone, just got into fishing last year, had a blast fishing for trout, catfish, crappie, and also some bass! This year I want to expand into steelhead and salmon however... it’s very intimidating. I live in the Salem Keizer area currently, and do not own a boat. Do you guys have any...
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New to this when does the summer run start on umpqua. Also north south santium river. Does alsea have summer run. THANKS
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Howdy all, I'm wondering if there is any action for Steelies along the stretch of the Willamette running through Champoeg? Cheers, Madoc
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