Steelhead Action is Picking Up

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fishing The North Coast

by Kenny Priest

“After slow fishing for a couple of weeks, steelhead action picked up again on the Chetco last week and over the weekend,” said Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. “Many guides were getting four to six steelhead a day, with a mix of downrunners and fresh fish. The steelhead are spread throughout the river. Good conditions are expected through Wednesday and then rain and high water return. The Rogue has been good for steelhead near Gold Beach and upriver near Agness, but slow for spring salmon. Anchoring with 3.5 MagLips plugs continues to entice steelhead, with bright hatchery fish still arriving.”

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