Winter Steelhead Availability - Northern Oregon Coast with Scott O'Donnell
Jesse Robbins
November 30, 2020

Northern Oregon Coast Winter Steelhead

From January through April, the rivers surrounding the greater Tillamook Bay region on the Northern Oregon coast transform into some of the most productive and seductive winter steelhead rivers in North America. Structurally they are a swing fisherman’s paradise and the quarry is almost always sea bright, wild, and willing to chase a well swung fly.

To complement these rivers and the hearty steelhead they sustain, we have tracked down one of the finest winter steelhead guides in the West, Scott O’Donnell. Not only does he know the intricacies and moods of the local systems, he is also among the most sought after spey casting instructors in the nation. Scott's credentials include a lifetime dedicated to chasing anadromous fish, designing the Rio Skagit lines, and recognition as the preferred demonstration caster for Sage Rods. For anyone interested in learning the art of spey casting stream side or simply fly fishing some of the finest winter steelhead water we have seen, this is a spectacular venue.

2021 Availability:

  • February 1 - 2
  • March 14
  • March 27 - April 5

2021 Rate:

  • $600 per day for 1-2 anglers

Included: Guiding, lunches, spey tackle (when requested), flies.

Not Included: Round trip transportation, accommodations and meals off the river, gratuities, fishing licenses and tags, waders and studded wading boots.


Destination Manager

Andy Archer


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We would love to connect with you to help effectively plan your trip. Our destination manager for this location is Andy Archer.