North Oregon Coast Winter Steelhead. January, 2012
After waiting through a previous month of very low water levels, the new year brought with it plenty of fresh water and fresher steelhead. Coastal rivers like the Nestucca, Wilson, Trask, Kilchis and Nehalem all received quality pushes of hatchery and wild oregon winter steelhead.
Oink, Oink. Pigee on board.
Eric landed this stellar double stripe buck in Mid-January. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 17-18 lbs.
Dime bright early native hen steelhead
Chromer fly caught native Oregon steelhead
Sun Lit Steelie
The Sun was just peaking over the canyon wall as we boated this nice hatchery fish
Rain and Oregon Winter steelhead go together like peanut butter and pickles. Odd, but it works.
Mike's tidewater gem.
We are always on the search for steelhead so bright they still smell like the ocean. This one did.
Vegetation... dead. River... very much alive.
Mike T. boated this nice hatchery buck during the afternoon in the lower river
Early Morning Chrome.
Fish in the boat before breakfast. Amen.
Little January Chromer
Neat little fly caught hatchery fish about 6 lbs. Tasty!