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The Summer Steelhead of Fall by Scott Haugen

The Summer Steelhead of Fall by Scott Haugen

  At the end of the first tailout we hit, Dad and I spotted multiple steelhead holding on the upper end. Pulling the boat off to the side, droppin...
Biters & Fighters (Building a Better Hatchery Steelhead) by Don Roberts

Biters & Fighters (Building a Better Hatchery Steelhead) by Don Roberts

  Frank Moore, who lives and breathes the North Umpqua, claims he can distinguish between a wild steelhead and a hatchery fish by feel alone. There...
Trout: Start To Finish by Scott Haugen

Trout: Start To Finish by Scott Haugen

"Heck with that, when I get married and have kids I’ll be the one teaching them how to do this!” blared a comment over the chatter surrounding a gl...
'Always Fishing' Rigs by Chuck Closterman (Stuffed Corkie & Egg Loop Yarnie)

'Always Fishing' Rigs by Chuck Closterman (Stuffed Corkie & Egg Loop Yarnie)

In rivers and streams that allow bait fishing for steelhead, using cured roe is without doubt the single most effective method. However, there are ...
Tandem Trout & Steelhead | Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

Tandem Trout & Steelhead | Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

One of my favorite times to hit the river during the course of the year is when the nights start cooling and the first rains hit. It doesn’t take m...
Three Plug Wrap Alternatives by JD Richey

Three Plug Wrap Alternatives by JD Richey

There’s no debating that wrapping the belly of a banana-shaped salmon plug (MagLips, FlatFish, KillerFish, Kwikfish, etc) with a fresh sardine fill...
The Importance of Cold Water Refuge to Salmon and Steelhead by Dennis Dauble

The Importance of Cold Water Refuge to Salmon and Steelhead by Dennis Dauble

What do heat-stressed salmon, gluttonous sturgeon, swimmer’s itch, and class-action lawsuits have in common? If you answered warm water, go to the ...
Fishing with Elke on the Deschutes by Terry J Wiest

Fishing with Elke on the Deschutes by Terry J Wiest

  The Deschutes has to be one of the rivers that every steelheader must try and fish. The numbers may not always be huge, but the scenery, the wate...
Choosing Driftboat Oars & Blades | Jake Gregg & Dan Fisher

Choosing Driftboat Oars & Blades | Jake Gregg & Dan Fisher

Driftboat oars are one of the most essential pieces of the entire operation. From sizings to blade styles, you'll find a lot of options, and prefe...
Sizzling Summer Steelhead Success | Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

Sizzling Summer Steelhead Success | Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

When it comes to working bedrock ledges in the middle of the day, wading deep to attain the proper angle of presentation is important. Late Jul...
“Hooking Kids On Fishing” Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

“Hooking Kids On Fishing” Story & Photos by Scott Haugen

During the Sports Shows, Tiffany, the boys and I, love hearing stories, seeing familiar faces, and making new friends. The common bonds we share th...
A Win for Fish is a Win for Everyone

A Win for Fish is a Win for Everyone

Who doesn't love strong runs of wild, river-produced salmon and steelhead? On the flip-side, who doesn't love to have lots of opportunity for thems...