Great Steelhead Catches by guests of Small Stream Outfitters
February, 2011. Northern Oregon Coast, Fly Fishing Winter Steelhead
First steelhead on a fly!
It's tough to improve on a fish like this for your first one on a fly. A good reason to smile!
34" Native Hen
This steelhead was the biggest hen we saw all year, a robust 34" x 16"
February on the Oregon Coast
Releasing a shiny native buck steelhead
Our 16' NRS Fly Fishing Cataraft
This NRS boat in the newest in our fleet and anglers tell us it's darn comforatable to fish out of.
As fresh as they get
We picked up this CHROME sea-lice native hen in the first hole above tidewater on a chilly February day. Thinking of fish this bright keeps us up at night.
Eric's first Steelhead
February was a month of first steelhead, with 5 anglers landing their first steelhead ever. Always the highlight of a guide's day.
Late Season Cold Snap
Late February brought with it lots of snow, then some really cold dry weather. It made for some interesting early morning trips to the river.
First Steelhead on a Fly
Throughout most of February the river was full of these 10-15lb native bucks and anglers were treated to some fantastic steelheading.
Paul's first steelhead on a fly
Paul picked up his first steelhead, a chrome hatchery hen late in the afternoon. Congrats Paul!
Late Arriving Hatchery Fish
Eric shows off a nice late February Hatchery fish. We saw a few fresh hatchery fish late in February, but by the first of March they were pretty much gone.