Winter Steelhead

On the Umpqua River

When you hear those four words you should get goose bumps! Big River, Big Steelhead, lots of wild Steelhead, emerald green water and scenery that is second to none.

This addictive fishery is always good and you have a realistic chance of getting your PB any day of the season whether it’s sidedrifting, bobberdogging, float fishing, or plugging. ┬áThis is a must do trip! This is not a meat trip; 9 of 10 fish we catch are wild and we gladly release those!

  • Best time — Dec. through Feb.
  • Gear — Cousins Drift,float and plug rods , Shimano Reels Pavati Driftboat , 17′ Riverwild sled , 24′ North River Scout
  • Where– Entire Main Umpqua River