Spring Chinook: 35 lbs. – Derek Carl: 45 lbs.
December – March
Steelhead are a hard fighting, acrobatic fish that can be caught in a variety of ways, from rolling bait to back trolling plugs, or just sitting on anchor and waiting for them to come to you.
Fly fishing also works well when conditions permit. A great fish for the novice to the expert alike.
March – June
Starting up the channel in Gold Beach, the Chinook are plentiful! These fish are caught by anchoring up and back bouncing bait on spinners to a desired length and then just waiting for the fish to strike.
Then hang on as we come off anchor and chase the fish down stream.
A truly exciting fishing experience!
August – October
Bay trolling works well with these fish, can also be caught in the upper river using several different techniques.
Summer Steelhead can be acrobatic and fun to catch! Commonly called half-pounders, these 10 to 20 inch fish can be caught in great numbers using light tackle, fly, or spinning rods.
Silvers usually arrive in September and are fished for in the bay or in the upper river using light tackle.