Steelhead Rivers

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Charles Sullivan, Aug 27, 2016.

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  1. Mickeyd

    Mickeyd New Member

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  2. Dizane

    Dizane Coast to Coast

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    A few others that don't need to be named, mostly because they're still open at times. I've never fished eastern WA for steelhead or outside of the state.
     
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  3. bk paige

    bk paige Wishin I was on the Sauk

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    Some where with gear as a kid and probley missed some others too.
     
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    ....yeah I'm new at this
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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    In Oregon, as far as I'm concerned, there's only one steelhead/SRC river that I love to fish and that is the Siletz. I've also caught steelhead on the Alsea, the South Fork of the Santiam, the Miami and another that is very small that I keep under my hat, but over the decades, the Siletz has been very good to me. Primarily during the Fall.

    If you're will to trek/wade upstream or downstream away from the popular spots at the bridges that cross the river in the gorge, you won't see another soul.
     
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  6. Brian Thomas

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    The Thompson (it`s like fishing for unicorns there)
    The Vedder
    Skeena
    Bulkley
    Morice
    Kispiox
    Kitimat
    Copper

    I have a couple of rivers in mind that I`ve never fished before , but would like to get to if I go on Jeremy`s Steelhead Extravaganza in Oct.
     
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  7. karnage

    karnage Have you swung a fly today?-

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    the Siletz has been very good to me.



    I saw Chinook rolling 2 weeks ago at mouth
     
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    The biggest problem for the Siletz is the fact that the gorge area is owned by a lumber company and they only open the gates for access on weekends. There are certainly lots of places you can fish below Moonshine Park ( located at the beginning of the gorge) but then you are competing with the drift boats and good luck getting away from other bank anglers.

    Some Chinook should be in the river by now. They somehow make it upriver when there's just a trickle of water. The river is very low but if we get enough rain to raise the river level, the bulk of the Chinook and silvers will be charging upstream and the steelhead and SRC will be right behind them.
     
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    Easily over 3k casts so far......
     
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    Bet I got the southern most in the north equator.

    Santa Cruz, Ca.
     
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    Looking at the rivers listed above got me thinking about some streams I haven't fished for a long time. One of my favorites back in the day (when open seasons were a lot more extensive than they are now) was the Tolt; a small stream that required careful wading and cautious casting. Already converted to fishing the fly during the summer, the Tolt provided my first winter steelhead to the fly and offered the confidence necessary to start leaving the gear rod at home.
     
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    It it interesting to see how many have listed the Skagit and Sauk, even though they have been essentially closed during prime time for a long time.

    OR-Deschutes, Grand Ronde

    Idaho-Snake, Clearwater, Salmon

    BC-10

    WA-Skagit, Sauk, Cowlitz, Nooksack, Samish, Cascade, Sky, Snoqualmie, Hoh, Bogy, Quinault, Queets, Cook, Salmon, Methow, Wentachee, Klick, Grand Ronde, Snake, Tucannon, Columbia, Yakima, Rattlesnake

    Places I would still like to catch one-Kamchatka, Dean, Babine, NF Umpqua, Rogue, John Day, Duc, Calawah
     
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    Hopefully I'll get to add some more this year.
     
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    Kinda funny there are a few rivers that I cannot buy a fish out of, gear or fly..
    The Kalama being the most notable
     
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  15. Donald Johnson

    Donald Johnson cuttman

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    Fun to remember...
    NF Stilly
    Sauk
    Skykomish
    Tolt
    Main Stilly
    Skagit
    Lyre
    Sol Duc
     
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