Jan 9th, 2020
Winter steelhead season is upon us! For the next three months, we will be watching the graphs and dreaming of tight line grabs in steelhead-green water. We are fortunate to have special relationships with some wonderful outfitters in our home state that dedicate their winter months to pursuing some of the biggest and brightest steelhead around. While winter steelheading presents unique challenges with weather, cold water and changing river levels, the outfitters we work with are some of the most knowledgeable and experienced around, and a trip spent with them is full of education, adventure and often times success. Below you will see remaining available dates with a few of our favorite Oregon winter steelhead programs for this season.
Contact Andy at 800.552.2729 for more information on Winter Steelhead fishing in Oregon
Umpqua Winter Basceamp, Oregon
The Umpqua is a true gem and one of the most beautiful steelhead systems in the world. There are more trophy steelhead swimming in these waters than any other river in Oregon. The Umpqua Winter Basecamp program can incorporate multiple tactics and days can be spent either wading while swinging flies, fishing from the boat with indicators or mixing both in the same day. This is a great program for all skill levels. Guests stay in a riverside house along with your guides, allowing close access to the fishing grounds. It is an all inclusive package with single rooms and delicious home-cooked meals. The programs takes 2 to 4 anglers per trip. The typical package is a 3 night/3 day stay but extended packages can be accommodated depending on availability.
March 6 – 9, 2020: 2 spots
March 10 – 13, 2020: 2 spots
March 16 – 19, 2020: 2 spots
March 22 – 25, 2020: 4 spots
Rate: $2,250 per person based on double occupancy
Included: Accommodations and meals at the lodge, guided fishing, rods/reels, flies and/or terminal tackle.
Not Included: Transportation to/from the accommodations, waders and studded boots, alcohol, staff and guide gratuities.
Oregon Coast w/ Scott O’Donnell
The northern Oregon coast has many rivers that harbor winter steelhead and we have long been paired with one of the most experienced and knowledgeable steelhead guides in the industry. Scott O’Donnell has three decades of guiding experience, two of which have been spent in the winter on Oregon’s northern coast chasing winter steelhead. Scott offers day trips with guests staying in independently arranged accommodations in and around the communities of Manzanita, Cannon Beach and Tillamook. Along with Scott’s extensive understanding of Oregon’s rivers and fish, he is a pioneer and leader in the world of spey casting. His influence on today’s skagit lines and tips have changed the way anglers target these winter fish and have helped many succeed in a season that had long been looked at as the most challenging. Scott has an uncanny ability to help and teach folks to become better anglers and casters. He simply gives the clients in his boat the best shot at connecting with one of these special creatures.
February 1 – 3, 2020
February 5 – 6, 2020
February 14, 2020
March 30 – April 3, 2020
Rate: $600 per day for 1 or 2 anglers
Included: Guiding, lunches, spey tackle (when requested), flies
Not Included: Round trip transportation, accommodations and meals off the river, waders, wading boots gratuities, fishing licenses and tags
Neahkahnie Steelhead Lodge, Oregon
Located north of Tillamook Bay, Neahkahnie Steelhead Lodge is a deluxe new four-person winter steelheading operation headed by Jeff Hickman and his guide associate Barrett Ames. Guests have access to five unique rivers, all within an hour’s drive, where they will float in rafts getting out to swing prime runs. Additionally, this operation boasts truly incredible accommodations with stunning ocean views, single occupancy rooms and exceptional meals. Located a mere two hours from Portland International Airport, this January-April venue is not to be missed.
Available dates and rates:
January 20 – 21, 2020 // 2 nights, 2 days fishing // $1,500 per person // 2 spots
February 3 – 6, 2020 // 4 nights, 4 days fishing // call for rates // 2 spots
February 10 – 13, 2020 // 5 nights, 4 days fishing // $2,950 per person // 2 spots
March 2 – 5, 2020 // 5 nights, 4 days fishing // $2,950 per person // 1 spot
April 6 – 9, 2020 // 5 nights, 4 days fishing // $2,950 per person // 2 spots
Included: Accommodations and meals at the lodge, guided fishing, fishing tackle (rods, reels, lines, flies), non-alcoholic beverages.
Not Included: Transfers to/from the lodge, airfare, fishing licenses, steelhead tags, alcohol, guide gratuities, waders, wading boots and personal items.
Contact Andy at 800-552-2729 or send him a message HERE for more information on Neahkahnie Steelhead Lodge