Most of The Steelhead Are Downrunners

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

by Kenny Priest

The crowds have left the Chetco, leaving decent fishing for the few guides still working it, according to Martin. “Most of the steelhead are downrunners but a few bright fish also are being caught,” said Martin. “Most of the fresh steelhead are less than 5 pounds. Some of the downrunners have been in the mid-teens. Rogue River anglers are still waiting for the first spring salmon of the year. There have been a few unconfirmed reports of springers but no photos and no fish weighed in at Rogue Outdoor Store or Jot’s. Steelhead fishing is fair, with the best fishing near Agness. Fishing has been slow on the Elk and Sixes.”

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for Thursday, March 4th, 2021

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