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Steelhead Fishing Report & More

by Larry Averett, a popular Oregon Steelhead fishing guide

     “2012 year of the fish” Some have been saying this will be the best year for Southern Oregon Salmon and Steelhead we have had in the last two decades, and so far they are right on. This past Winter Steelhead Season was very good to me, and then, with my team, we capped the year off by winning the 2012 Umpqua River Steelhead Derby. With the two avid fishermen on board we boated 25 fish in two days (not to mention all the ones we lost!) A number of the fish caught were over 20 lbs, the rest averaging in the 10-12 pound range. What a great two days of phenomenal fishing.

     The Steelhead count for this year on the North Umpqua was almost 14,000 fish and that doesn’t include the South Umpqua river fish count. Also the South Coquille had a fabulous run of Hatchery Fish as a result of their great stocking program. This is excellent fishing time for the beginner fisherman or young person just to learn fishing. Hey, I guess everyone who fishes will enjoy this bountiful season.

     One of my other favorite fisheries is the Fall Chinook on the Oregon Coast. With  the longer length of the season it’s also great fun getting out on a pleasant fall day.  Southern Oregon Rivers to fish include: the Umpqua, Coquille, and Coos. Also, we generally see a strong late run on the Elk and Sixes in November and December.  Chinook caught can weigh well over 50 pounds and many are in the 30 pound class. Then there is the excitement of reeling in a delicious Coho Salmon. We are also seeing plenty of hatchery fish available, which is great for sustainability. Word on the street is that the Wild fish quota (to be released in August) on some of these rivers will be higher than usual – further testament to the health of the fish returns.  Fall fishing days on our beautiful Oregon Rivers are quite picturesque for the enjoyment of nature lovers and fisherman alike. So, contact me at the following website, and let me take you on a memorable Oregon fishing adventure! Larry Averett’s Guide Service,

Larry Averett
541-580-4748 Cell

Good Steelhead fishing rivers in Washington state:

Types Of Fishing Offered & Methods:
• Fly Fishing
• Spin Casting
• Drift Boat Fishing
• Bank Fishing

Fishing Guide Services For:
• Olympic Peninsula• Skykomish River
• Sauk River
• Hoh River
• Bogachiel River
• Skagit River
• Northern Puget Sound Lakes

Popular Steelhead Links:

Lavro Boats

Greg's Custom Rods

Three Rivers Marine

Sky Valley Chapter of T.U.


Oregon Winterrun Steelhead Fishing Guides

Specializing in Winter Steelhead Fishing

John Krauthoefer, owner of Firefighter's Guide Service, is widely recognized as one of the North Oregon Coast's top fishing guides. With more than 35 years focused experience, Johns knowledge and expertise in some of the region's most celebrated fisheries has no equal. Tillamook Bay fall and spring Chinook, Nehalem Bay fall Chinook, Nestucca River Steelhead, North Fork Nehalem Steelhead (by Custom White Water Raft), Ocean Chinook, Silver Salmon and Halibut, Buoy 10 and Columbia River Salmon are all fisheries John has mastered. These are places were fall Chinook in excess of 60 pounds are caught, trophy Steelhead are found and spring Chinook jump on spinners and herring with reckless abandon. With John you'll be fishing premium gear in the comfort of his custom-built 26' Willie Raptor. Everything is provided except your license, rain gear and lunch. Firefighter's Guide Service is the difference between "Acceptable and Exceptional". Contact John by calling 503-812-1414 or

     Daniel St. Laurent Salmon and Steelhead fishing guide. I fish the Columbia River, Tillamook Bay and all coastal rivers & bays nearby including Nehalem, the Wilson & Trask Rivers for Salmon & Steelhead and the popular Buoy 10 Salmon fishery. I also fish for Spring Salmon at Wind River and Drano Lake and the Willamette River. I'll give you tips and information to help you fish all those areas because I've been fishing them all my life and it's my passion. I live to get up every morning and fish and nothing is more fun to me than making sure my friends and clients are "on the fish" and in the right zone using the very best baits and lures. Please visit my website and contact me to book a trip. My promise to you is that you'll be glad you did  - 
Daniel St. Laurent  - 
St. Laurent Guide Service
     Anglers can go to  for current river flows and water temperatures. Contact local ODFW offices for current water conditions as well. Local sporting good stores are also an excellent source of information on the current local river conditions and steelhead angling techniques. Where are the steelhead in the river? Not only do steelhead anglers need to fish in rivers when the fish are present, they need to fish in the rivers where steelhead tend to congregate. In general, ODFW has reduced or eliminated “scatter planting” of steelhead to avoid straying and possible spawning by hatchery fish. This means that most of the better fishing for hatchery fish will be at or below the fish hatchery or a single release location. Within the river, steelhead typically prefer some type of holding water. While this varies with water conditions, anglers should generally focus their effort on runs or glides of moderate depth and current. Many experienced steelhead anglers concentrate on learning the rivers they fish. Try to avoid wasting time chasing down rumors of hot fishing. Instead learn where the steelhead are by getting to know one or two rivers well. It is often said that 90% of the fish are caught by 10% of the fishermen, and this is probably truer with steelhead than any other fish. How is it done? How are the steelhead caught?

     Please check out the Oregon Dept. Of Fish & Wildlife website at for the rest of this Steelhead article and information about Steelhead fishing in Oregon.

Winter Steelhead Report Overview Steelhead

     Winter Steelhead Report Overview Steelhead anglers have ample fishing opportunities throughout the state. The winter steelhead update is designed to help anglers identify productive river systems and specific locations for pursuing winter steelhead and to draw attention to any recent angling regulation changes.

     The ODFW maintains a rigorous stocking and fishery management program throughout Oregon, to maximize angling opportunities. All anglers are advised to read the Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations, available at license retail outlets on the Internet at General Angling Tips If you want to be a successful steelhead angler, you should concentrate on the techniques and tactics.

     Many of the world’s best steelhead fishermen call Oregon home, and they tend to focus on four major elements: When, Where, What and How. When are there steelhead in the river? Winter steelhead generally return to rivers from November through May, depending on the river. Steelhead anglers need to learn the run timing of the rivers they fish—watch for concentrations of other anglers, contact local hatcheries for return information, read fishing articles, and check several Websites for updated information on Steelhead returns. Also, successful winter steelhead angling depends primarily on water temperature, river levels or flow rates, and water clarity.

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