Outstanding Steelheading Filling the Salmon Void - Scotty & Olee do it again

There are good numbers of steelhead arriving daily to the various tributaries on the Willamette System.  These include the Middle Fork Willamette, both forks of the Santiam and our local jewel, The McKenzie.

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?