Where to fish winter steelhead?-Eugene area


I am new to this forum and I am a rookie fisherman (my grandpa would be disappointed). I recently moved to Eugene from Portland and was wondering if anyone could offer some tips as to which rivers and streams near Eugene (within an hour or so), are good for winter steelhead runs. I plan to fish from the bank while using the "bobber and jig" method as I am a beginner. Thanks in advance and good luck to you all!



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Roger is spot on. I think the Siuslaw is closet, with the Umpqua also being fairly close. The Alsea comes in #3, with the Siletz at #4. Or the Siletz may be tied with the Coquille, in terms of distance. Winter Steel, is all a Coastal show. The Eugene area only has Summer Run Steel.