N umpqua steelhead

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fishbate

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My first N.umpqua steelhead and first fish of the year thanks to my good friend mike photo.jpg
 
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beautiful fish. nice n chrome just the way we like em! :clap:
 
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ProfessorChromology

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Way to go! Where did you float? I'm headed down there soon...hope this rain doesn't blow it out and pushes new fish upriver!
 
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Nice chrome ya got there. And a really nice 2nd post too. Glad you decided not to lurk and post up.
 
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if you could see my face it would have jelousy written all over it
 
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chrome, chrome, chrome, chrome. nice fish man.
 
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we fished from winchester bridge to river forks
 
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Nice fish : LOTS of rain for the next 3 days.It's raining now.
 
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Great looking fish! I'm not from Oregon and was just curious is this time of year decent for steel in west/central oregon?
 
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Hi Sparty, welcome to OFF.

Yes. This is the Prime time for winter steelhead in western Oregon; and on into March for some rivers.
 
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Being from the Midwest the fishing season is maybe 6-8 weeks long, at most, in the great lakes tribs during the spring and fall. Winter fishing is tough. So can you succesfuly fish for for steel all year long aside from a few summer months?
 
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Actually, we have very healthy Summer runs too. The summer runs typically kick into gear, as as the Winter runs are done.

We also have Fall and Spring Chinook runs too. And Springers are already being caught in the Columbia!
 

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