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Best Small Steelhead Streams in Northwest Oregon: Little Coast Rivers Recover Quickly for Fishing After Winter Rains

In the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Northwest Zone, there are plenty of small streams to try when bigger rivers on the north coast and central coast are running too high. Listed north to south, here are some of the best:Astoria Area Winter Steelhead StreamsThough technically Columbia River tributaries rather than “coastal streams,” these three […]

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Where to Find Steelhead on the Lower Deschutes: Popular Fishing Holes for Summer Steelies Close to Portland, Oregon

From July into December, summer steelhead return from the Pacific and swim 150 miles up the Columbia River to the Deschutes. The Deschutes flows into the Columbia just 2 hours east of Portland, Oregon, drawing hundreds of fishermen each summer.The Deschutes River in OregonOriginating in central Oregon’s mountains, the Deschutes, coursing through porous volcanic rock […]

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