Steelhead Fishing in Oregon

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My foster son is a fishing addict and has been begging me to get him his first steelhead of the year. Took him out today in near perfect conditions and after a comedy of errors we finally got him a picture with a fish. First fish was a beast that he fought like a champ but after a couple...
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My apologies if this has been covered, but the search function seems to be borked this morning. I'm getting ready to re-spool my float setup and I'm wondering if I should change from yellow to green. Either way, I'll be running 12lb mono as a leader down to the jig/bait. Many say Steelhead...
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Pro Guide Brandon Glass will talk winter steelhead fishing in the Portland Metro area on Wednesday evening. It is a paid event and if you are interested you can find more information about it here.
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My dad surprised my cousin and I with a guided fishing trip. We fished the Wilson and my cousin hooked one steelhead, but it got off. He landed his first ever cutthroat, and we caught several steelhead smolts, but no steelhead landed. Still had fun tho. The guide gave us some tips and...
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I usually see people holed up under the bridge in Barton Park. I was wondering if there are some good spots higher up the river which you can walk/wade to? Trying to land my first winter steelhead I have waders and am drift fishing if that helps. Thanks!
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That feeling, first day out this year for steelhead, sitting in the dark, at a favorite bank fishing hole, waiting for it to get light... and then that first cast of the year...unfortunately, nobody seemed to be hooking any fish on Xmas eve this year but who cares, every cast had a chance of...
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Hello all, I’m new to the forum and steelhead fishing in general(been steelhead fishing for over a year). I was looking for reccomendations on a new rod/reel combo. What would you recommend for fishing from the bank. I will mostly be drift fishing and throwing hardware with the occasional...
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'Tis the season...for metalheads that is. This ODFW article is well thought out; and highlights many great tips; to help increase your catch ratio. I cannot agree more...to go with smaller/darker baits/lures in low water conditions. Or when it's rainy/foggy/cloudy weather...
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SO i have been fishing my whole life and i go salmon and steelhead fishing every year. Yet i always go home empty handed, and it is not from lack of trying (4 salmon total in 40+ years). I fish up and down the alsea river and Nehalem every year. I though at one time maybe it was my old gear was...
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Mr. Heater has a new forced-air battery operated heater called Hero I was thinking about trying it in my wood drift boat for winter steelhead fishing on the Rogue River. It would go in the bow under the shelf. It is 35,000 BTU with no adjustment and don't know if it would be too hot for the...
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The post below was helpful as I also try to catch my first winter steelhead for me or my son on the North Fork Alsea. I know it's important to get the bait to that sweet spot within two feet of the bottom, but how do I know how deep the North Fork of the Alsea is? How does it compare to the...
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Bob Rees with a Wilson River winter steelhead from Monday, December 1st, 2020 The Kilchis still has a few late running bright Chinook, but it is also inundated with chum salmon. A nice change from previous years. The North Fork Nehalem is seeing returning fish with the hatchery working about...
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Im fairly new to steelhead fishing and am looking to upgrade my rod and reel setup to something nicer. Been using a 40 dollar combo from bi mart and its pretty bad. Im looking at the guide select pro rod in either a 6-12 pound ML or 8-17 pound M setup. What line rating and rod length do you...
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This one was a special fish for me. I nicknamed her "Mobius" - fought like a banshee. Not the largest ever, but the hardest running bullet of my life. Multiple drag burning runs that culminated in leaping twisting somersaulting acrobatics in the twilight. Lucky and surprising that she didn't...
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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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