Reports of decent steelhead fishing surfaced up and down the coast in early January. As the early rains of 2013 diminished and gave way to a short cold snap, the bite layed down a tad. Recent rains over the last few days should now provide a welcome jump start and packs of new fish should be pushing through soon.
Just back from a couple trips up on the Siltez River where my Guest Jamie got to tangle with some Brutes.
Day #1 on the Siletz River we hit several big Chinook. Unfortunately, the brightest of the batch broke off before getting to the net and disappeared along with the plug. Day #2 we were drifting down river when I spot a plug floating down river about 30 feet away. I row over to the plug and as lift it out of the water I see it is connected to the jaw of a fish that was apparently eaten by a seal. The seal obviously lacked a taste for sharp hooks and hard plastic. Upon closer inspection, I recognized the remaing [...]