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2022 Columbia River Summer and Fall Salmon Seasons

Beautiful Chinook Salmon at Buoy 10 on the Columbia RIver.

The 2022 Columbia River Summer/Fall Salmon and Steelhead seasons have been set. This is a joint effort with WDFW and takes some coordination each year. Increased numbers on this year’s fall salmon forecast are giving us a summer salmon season, a longer fall salmon season throughout the Columbia River, and a 3 fish bag limit […]

NW Steelhead

Man in waders holding a Tillamook Winter Steelhead

Every season brings its twists and turns. The 2021 steelhead season won’t go down as any epic event, but regardless, the month of March has so much to offer for steelheaders. The weather is improving, buds are bursting out, water temps are beginning to warm up, and there are a few fish moving up the […]

It’s Time for Tillamook Steelhead!

A happy fisherman holding a Tillamook Steelhead on the Wilson River

Bright chrome fish, straight from the ocean…what could be better this time of year? Not much, and it looks like the winter steelhead have arrived in Tillamook. The fish we have seen so far are bigger and brighter than last year’s fish. River levels were good through the weekend, and will continue to slowly drop […]

Update: Columbia River Summer Steelhead Fishing

Beautiful Columbia River Steelhead fillets for the grill.

Update: Fishery Closure ODFW just announced that Columbia River Steelhead and Sockeye Salmon fishery will close effective Thursday, June 25th. Stay tuned, there may be future announcements based on in-season projections. As for our trips Steelhead trips, we’ll be heading to the Lewis River and/or Cowlitz River to continue our season. June and July are […]

Lewis River Winter Steelhead

Chrome winter steelhead on the Lewis River

Spring may be right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean that we’re done fishing for winter steelhead in Oregon and SW Washington. The Lewis River is only about 30 minutes out of Portland, making it a great option for anyone in the Portland Metro area. And if you are thinking about coming in from […]

Tillamook Winter Steelhead

Proud angler with his first steelhead of the season

Tillamook Steelhead Winter Steelhead fishing in Tillamook provides some incredible days of fishing. The Steelhead are mere miles out of the ocean, and with several rivers to choose from, it’s a great place to fish. This time of year I’m always keeping an eye on the river levels and while we fish in all sorts […]

Winter Steelhead Fishing- Yes it’s time for another year

Winter Steelhead- Wilson, Trask, Nestucca and Sandy Rivers

Small rivers and the opportunity to fish them for steelhead is one of my favorite things. They fight hard of course and not everyone can catch them. It makes it all interesting, challenging and even rewarding. Last year’s early run was nothing to write home about, but the late run offered up some pretty incredible […]

Wilson River Steelhead Fishing- January 27, 2013

Success while Wilson River Steelhead Fishing This past few days, a combination of river levels and the time of year is starting to make for some pretty decent steelhead fishing on the Wilson River. The low pressure moved in on Friday and dropped a little precipitation.  The graph didn’t show the river doing much of […]

Cold and Clear, No Problem

These past couple weeks have been rather trying as we’re in between the arrival of some of the early run fish and the big return of Native Broodstock and Native Steelhead that February and March is so famous for. Many just quite fishing, but we actually enjoyed some pretty decent fishing on the South Fork […]

Christmas Time Steelhead

I’ve been doing some Christmas time steelhead fishing the last couple days. I guess you could say it was time to shake the cobwebs a bit. Typically I take a couple weeks off after a marathon year of incredible fishing. You know a guy has to rest every now and then, but not very long […]