Coquille River (South Fork)

March can be a Special Month for Winter Steelhead Fishing on Oregon's Coastal Rivers

March can be a Special Month for Winter Steelhead Fishing on Oregon's Coastal Rivers

Large Winter Steelhead are often available in the Month of March. Once in a while everything comes together with dropping river levels after a freshet and even some sunshine can all cumulate into magical March memories. Meanwhile, such rivers as the Umpqua and the Columbia are among the large systems already producing the coveted Spring Chinook salmon.

Winter Steelheading Moves into Full Swing. Many Rivers will peak from late January through February.

Winter Steelheading Moves into Full Swing.  Many Rivers will peak from late January through February.

The aerial displays and burning runs these fish can provide can be absolutely mind boggling. We had 1 fish take to the air no less than ten times. At times the fish was 5 feet in the air with multiple somersaults!

Most of our Coastal Rivers now have Winter Steelhead on Tap

Most of our Coastal Rivers now have Winter Steelhead on Tap

As we sadly say goodbye to our Fall-Winter Chinook Season, we happlily transition into our Winter Steelhead Season.

Roaring Fork Guide Service wishes you All the Best in 2015!

Winter Steelhead Fishing Will Continue through March and Even April on Certain River Systems

Winter Steelhead Fishing Will Continue through March and Even April on Certain River Systems

Certain Oregon rivers allow for an extended winter steelhead season beyond the standard March 31 closure on designated portions. Some are even open year-round to steelhead fishing.

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.

Lots of Winter Steelhead now on the "Bite" with dropping river levels

Lots of Winter Steelhead now on the "Bite" with dropping river levels

Gregger was all smiles with 13 pounds of feisty Winter Steelhead taken on the Siuslaw River just west of Eugene, OR.

Our recent trips are producing some great catches of Winter Chrome. Trips to the Siuslaw and the S.F. Coquille all produced nice fish.