With recent restrictions on salmon fishing, the steelhead fishing is proving a wonderful option.

We hit several steelhead on a very quick McKenzie floatt yesterday afternoon ( June 17th).  Most of the steelhead we have been catching lately are running between 8 and 10 pounds, a tad larger than usual.

McKenzie River Steelhead fishing is on the jump!

With the recent restrictions on salmon fishing now in effect, targeting steelhead and trout is proving a productive option.


In a year of often dismal P.R. regarding West Coast Salmon, steelhead fishing on the McKenzie River, the South Santiam and Middle Fork Willamette may be a bright spot in the clouds.

Time to start transitioning from winter to summer steelhead

Lots of policy and regulation changes coming this season.........................will they improve the fishery?

Time To Fish!! & A Sad Farewell to Steelheaders West

Oregon's midcoast rivers are finally coming into ideal drift-fishing levels.  After a lengthy wait for high waters to recede due to appreciable snow and rainfall, our coastal waters should be in excellent condition by mid week.