Coquille River (South Fork)

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.

Winter Steelhead Season nearing the End on Many Coastal Streams

Winter Steelhead Season nearing the End on Many Coastal Streams

We have entered the final stretch for winter steelhead fishing on many of our coastal streams. A few select rivers offer prolonged opportunity for some continued steelhead fishing beyond the general March 31st cutoff. Numerous rivers and sections of some rivers remain open to steelhead fishing year-round. The Rogue, the Umpqua, and the Siletz, the Trask, Wilson, & Nestucca all fall into this category. The Whitaker Run on the Siuslaw remains open through April 15, while the South Fork of the Coquille stays open through April 30. When river levels cooperated, so did the fish in most systems.