Oregon's Columbia River offers some of the most exciting Steelhead fishing imaginable. Annually, hundreds of
thousands of Steelhead enter the Columbia River and are pursued by anglers from around the world. Steelhead are
the most aggressive fish in the river, putting up a tremendous fight! Numerous jumps and runs are common when
hooking a Steelhead.
As the hot part of August passes and the golden days of September and October fall on the Columbia, the real trophy
fishery begins. Twenty (yes, 20!) pound steelhead are no exception and 40-pound "Upriver Bright" salmon are
common enough to hardly raise an eyebrow among the locals.
The "B" run steelhead start arriving in late August, carrying through the mid-Columbia to the latter days of December.
The premier run of hatchery fish, these steelhead commonly tip the scale at 14-16 pounds, with 20-25 pound fish
taken periodically in the boats trolling various parts of the mid-Columbia.
Oregon Steelhead Fishing Trips
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