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Monthly Archives: December 2014


Chetco Among Northwest’s Top Steelhead Rivers

By Andy Martin | 12/23/2014 BROOKINGS, Ore. - There's no shortage of quality steelhead rivers in the Pacific Northwest. From Washington's Bogachiel and Cowlitz to Idaho's Snake and Clearwater to Oregon's Nestucca and Umpqua, an avid angler could easily list a dozen streams worthy of being ranked among the best. No list of top steelhead [...]

Overlooked Winter Lingcod One of Oregon’s Best Fisheries

While most anglers living in Oregon turn their attention to the state's world class steelhead rivers during the winter, those living near the coast constantly keep an eye on the marine forecast. If the ocean lays down in January, February and March, they seize the opportunity to head offshore to get a quick limit of [...]

Southwestern Ontario Enduring Slow Steelhead Run, But Conditions Improving

The Toronto Raptors and the Maple Leafs seem to be on a roll, but it’s been a tough fall/early winter Steelhead season in Southwestern Ontario. This season’s run was sporadic and the bite has been great if you timed things right during two-to-three day windows of prime water conditions. Otherwise, several factors led to a [...]

Lake Huron Steelhead Making Late Push

Christmas has nearly arrived and the winter steelhead season in Ontario is well underway. For Huron tributary anglers, big runs and hot fishing have not been the norm, and anglers are left scratching their heads for answers. Don’t panic, the end of days is not near, nor have the steelhead vanished. Mother Nature is simply [...]

Ontario’s Saugeen River Kicking Out Nice Steelhead

It was one of those days when you didn’t want to take your gloves off to grab a camera and snap a photo. The temperature was well below freezing and fresh off Lake Huron wind was pushing up the river canyon. Even a sweltering paper cup of Tim Horton’s steeped tea went cold instantly. Meanwhile, [...]