- Feb 6, 2010
Well, I moved from arizona to eugene this last year with my family and was excited to try out some steelhead fishing. I'd done plenty of fishing for other types, but this was my first year for steelhead. I did a fair amount of research on how to hook these guys and where to fish. I mostly stuck to the saiuslaw, but also ventured to the umpqua. Probably out a dozen or so times with no luck. Only fish i caught was a baby steel right across from whittaker creek that I promptly released. I tried drifting, plunking, floating, spinning and jigging with nothing to show for it. I don't know if i'm just that unlucky, if its my inexperience, or both. For some reason I have this desire to fish, but can't seem to catch anything. Anyone have any advice or care to have a novice split gas money with them? I would definitely would like to learn how and where to fish for steelies. As soon as I sell a couple things, i will probably pick up a drift boat, but I know that will only help to a degree. Any constructive pointers would be great.