A sprinkle of rain has some nickle-bright chromeballs on the move in our coastal rivers

A sprinkle of rain has some nickle-bright chromeballs on the move in our coastal rivers

Dylan Lowe Lands his First Winter Steelhead

Winter Steelhead Showing Nicely Throughout Western Oregon

Winter Steelhead Showing Nicely Throughout Western Oregon

Reports of decent steelhead fishing surfaced up and down the coast in early January. As the early rains of 2013 diminished and gave way to a short cold snap, the bite layed down a tad. Recent rains over the last few days should now provide a welcome jump start and packs of new fish should be pushing through soon.

Fishing Effort on Elk - Sixes has moved from Chinook to Steelhead

Fishing Effort on Elk - Sixes has moved from Chinook to Steelhead

A hard fought battle with a big Elk River Winter Steelhead results in Chrome to the Beach

Elk - Sixes Feast or Famine

Elk - Sixes                        Feast or Famine

When our river finally dropped into fishable shape, the fish responded nicely. The problem was, too much water most of our late Fall Season.