Land of the giant steelhead

Umpqua River - Roseburg, OR (Douglas County)

Photo Credit: Pro guide Mario Gomez

by Mario Gomez

The winter steelhead season is well underway on the west coast and with the lack of water in the rivers, fishing has been pretty tuff. Keep your eye on the prize, find em and grind em, and keep your tip up. Ironhead Guide Service had folks out on three different river in California and Oregon and most groups got to touch a couple fish.

The fish have been wanting side drifted yarn and eggs and have been hanging our the choppy water and in the tailouts. We have been seeing 2 to 5 fish per day and have had to work really hard for our bites this week. That's why they call it fishing.

I want to say thank you to all of family, friends, and customers for supporting me and allowing me to do what I love.

Mario Gomez is a Northern California and Southern Oregon professional fishing guide that chases salmon, trout, and steelhead on the most productive rivers in the Northwest. Pro guide Mario Gomez has spent his entire life fishing the Klamath River, but also follows the circuit and targets the California and Oregon coastal streams each year. If you are interested in fishing the Klamath River, Smith River, Chetco River, Umpqua River and Rogue River click on the website and book your trip today. To learn more about Mario visit Ironhead Guide Service, you can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, or call him anytime @ (530) 598-0530.

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