Oregon steelhead fishing (2010 - 2021)

jamisonace
jamisonace
Tried a new adventure today. Took the sled to a (kind of) new area. I had fished it before but the conditions were not great. Today the conditions were better and we managed to find a couple. It is hard to find water that isn't crowded down here. We fished about a 3 mile stretch today and only saw 4 other boats until we got close to the takeout where it was busy.
 
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Hooked Up
Hooked Up
Busy day on the river yesterday. Didn't get to fish all of my preferred spots but managed to hook this nice native fish. Looked to be 28" based on my net. Nice to get my "tug" fix.

 
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my2labs
my2labs
count one for my boat...

Buddy and his girlfriend came to visit hoping to get him his first time on the sticks and her first steelhead.

Accomplished both.

He made a few bankies mad by rowing across their water.... but he did pretty well overall.

And she hooked and landed her first steel on her first trip chasing them.

Great day!

 
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jamisonace
jamisonace
Had a scare on Saturday when my jet shut down due to no oil. Super stupid move on my part. Ran it hard for 7 hours and never checked the oil level. Took it to the river today to see if it was blown or not. Good news is, it is running fine. Better news is I found this girl on my second pass.

 
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C_Run
C_Run
1 for 2 today. I still haven't found a hatchery fish- 5 wild since Christmas.

 
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jamisonace
jamisonace
Personal best this afternoon. Doesn't look like it from the pic but it was a pig. At least 14lbs. Umpqua fish have been big this year.

 
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C_Run
C_Run
Finally got a hatchery fish plus one wild in some pretty low water yesterday. I handed the rod OFF to this young lad who is just getting interested in sport fishing. He's learned the long-arm quite well.

 
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jamisonace
jamisonace
Hatchery fish on a non hatchery river. Only fish we hookee but we didn't put on until 4. Missed one other.

 
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maxwyatt
maxwyatt
Got lucky today and went 2/2. Second one was a good fighter. I almost lost it when it wrapped the line around a twig and then again, when it zipped off from the bank.

 
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305to503fishermen
305to503fishermen
Last week I finally caught my first Steelhead. It almost was the authentic "Winter Steelhead" fishing experience I have heard of since moving here from Miami. My fishing pole eyes kept on freezing close with ice. At one point my hand froze to the pole. All and all it was a great morning of fishing getting 6 fishing to the boat and releasing 2 natives.

I am now hoping I can replicate it myself, so I don't have to pay for guide to catch fish lol.

On a side note, I began to cure my first set of eggs also. So if anyone has secrets they would like to share on Coho or Steelhead cures I am all ears.



 
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Mtnsaremyhome

Photo makes her look skinny, but minty bright native on the fly rod :)
 
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brandon4455
brandon4455
Super fresh first cast of the morning a few weeks ago.I have hardly fished this winter. Good to at least check a winter fish off the list since I moved back. Hopefully a few more before season closes
 
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jamisonace
jamisonace
Yesterday and today after work. Hooked two others. I tried at getting pics but when I'm alone its difficult to say the least. If someone has a suggestion to get good selfies with fish that will be released, I'm all ears.
 
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fish4food
fish4food
spent 8hrs on river yesterday lots of fresh fish still coming in
 
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Dizzy Fisherman
jamisonace said:
Yesterday and today after work. Hooked two others. I tried at getting pics but when I'm alone its difficult to say the least. If someone has a suggestion to get good selfies with fish that will be released, I'm all ears.

You don’t. You take a good in the water release pic if you can.

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Fred
Hooked into two with a spinner this evening. I woke up and was bored of stocked trout fishing, so I went steelhead fishing late in the day and it paid off lol. I think the one I landed is a hen and the one I lost a slightly larger buck.
 
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brandon4455
brandon4455
Went on our last trip of the season recently. Didn’t disappoint. We went 5/7. Did a little jig testing/development.. new pattern outfished the usuals. Always fun and a pleasant surprise when that happens.
 
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jamisonace
jamisonace
The crowds down south came on like a virus this steelhead season. Seems every ding dong with a drift boat decided to become a guide. Now that they've died off all of a sudden it's been great getting out. Pics from this weekend.
 
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brandon4455
brandon4455
my favorite stream that I don’t see hardly anyone on.
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1. Agreed social media is the factor...

2. What stream are you talking about ? ?
[/QUOTE] ask this guy, he has a big mouth ??
 
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brandon4455
brandon4455
Couldn’t help myself had a free morning. Made a quick run out to some water. 1 cast 1 fish and went home. Didn’t even bring any tackle just had a bobber rigged up and a few jigs on the visor in my car. Good sized wild hen. Sunset shrimp jig fly. Haven’t been able to fish my favorite pattern much this winter since the water has been kind of low for it
 
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