Steelhead Fishing in Oregon

Top places for steelhead fishing in Oregon, the best steelhead fishing techniques, the latest steelhead fishing reports.
As a total 100% steelhead neophyte, I am reading a lot about them and how people fish for them. One thing that comes up a lot is that people seem to have a bad attitude about nymphing for them. What the heck is that about? I am a pretty decent nympher, so I am going to do it either way, I am...
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I Launched my kayak from Cedar Oak ramp Saturday to huck around some crankbaits with my new casting setup. Figuring I was going to get really well acquainted with backlashes, I also brought my spinning trout rod to troll a froggy F4 flatfish behind a 1/4 oz sinker. Sure enough, right as I was...
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Me and my buddy went fishing at progress lake for about an hour before sunset and he caught a 3 pound small mouth on a black spoon. I was schocked cause ivebeen there a bunch and read a bunch of reports and seen nothing about that lake having bass. Sorry i dont have a picture ill try and have...
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Hey, I am new to fishing steelhead and would like to know if there are any fish in the Wilson to be caught at this time? I heard from a guy salmon fishing a couple weeks ago there were still a bunch of fish held up in holes there. My concern is with the recent rains and river levels coming up...
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Hey guys, Im taking my wife and kids to the Wilson for some fun this weekend and would like to see pics if possible of your recommendations for low water spinners I should fish to have the best shot at a summer fish. I will also take any advice for something optional that is effective...
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I am itching to go steelhead fishing but not sure if now is a good time or not to try out the lower deschutes. Has anyone had any luck?
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With the water as low as it has been, do you think we'll have any Steel head in the Willamette up river this year. I'm hoping they'll make it to Eugene where I can fish them.
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I am not always what you would call an early adopter of new techniques. For the most part I feel like my pile of junk is about as big as it needs to get, and I try not to add to it too much. I fished a few tournaments here and there a few years back, and I realized the more money I spent on...
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Took the float tube out to Cottage Grove today. Had a great time, caught lots of fish. Lots of small fish. :lol: Four species day with largemouth, spots, crappie and perch. It seems like there are a lot of spotted bass in there. They all had California plates. I caught a lot of crappie, maybe...
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Did another 3 day float down the river this past weekend with fellow forum member Graphite Zen. Fishing didn't seem to be as hot as it usually is but I didn't mind, the quality was sure better then most trips iv done. I got most of my fish on top water, but they were hitting most lures if you...
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I've been wondering for awhile what time do winter steelhead start running up the Columbia river? I'm planning on heading to Eagle creek by Bonneville when the creek re-opens to fishing in the first week of December, but not sure how many steelhead will be there? Has the Columbia seen any...
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Alright i know a lot of you will chime in. Lets make this the Bass thread of non stop info as i am trying to search your brains out. Lets get to it. If you were to take your lady bass fishing, what would you set her up with?? My lady has caught a few Salmon on spinners with me the last year...
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What are the best tackle shops in the Portland area for bass gear?
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My girlfriend and I finally have the same weekend OFF and we were looking to go camping and fishing. I'm starting to have some steelhead withdrawls so we decided to hit the lower Deschutes. I'll set her up on a bobber and jig which will leave me with my fly rod I've never used on steel before...
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Sooooo, just bought my first boat! I have a 3 day weekend coming up and want to take her out! Any place around have water?! And fish too hopefully? I live in Salem and wouldn't mind camping somewhere if it's a little bit of a drive. I was thinking 10 mile? But I've never been and seems like a...
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Headed over to Spray tomorrow morning to fish the John Day. Been trying to get the time since March. My neighbor has some land over there he is developing, so he goes over several times a year. Also one of our other neighbors is going too. My friend Terry is meeting me and Troy. I won't be...
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New to bass fishing and trying to find them around Sandy and the Columbia or in waters where they'd be safe to eat. Went to Chinook Landing and looked for structures to fish around and got nothing. The next day I went to Rooster Rock and fished along the boat launch area leading out to the...
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Went to Hagg for the first time today. Fished from 10:30 to 5:00 in my float tube. Got a bunch of bass, no size though. Fished as many locations as I could given my limited time and the fact that tubes are not the best for covering water. Started on the dam, caught fish immediately...
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Hi guys, this is my first post I hope I don't screw it up. Just wanted to post some pics of my latest trip down the umpqua. Caught 167 fish in 2 days it was a good time!
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Got out on Hagg today from 10-4 and really got into them good. I have been spending a lot of time up there the past 3 months and have started to really find some good areas that have been producing more and more as the water/weather has warmed up. Started out throwing plastics which have...
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