Winter steelhead fishing on the Hood River has been good

Hood River - Hood River, OR (Hood River County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Winter steelhead fishing on the Hood River has been good, with many anglers reporting success.  Many steelhead anglers on the Hood are successful with a bobber and soft bead. Bait is allowed on the Hood River.

2021 was the final release for hatchery winter steelhead smolts in the Hood River. The 2023 return year will have the bulk of the 2021 release year cohort (2 salt fish).

Rain on snow events cause dynamic flows on the Hood River throughout winter and spring. Best to check current and forecasted flows on the river prior to fishing

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