January 2014

by greenwater on January 25, 2014


It’s prime time for winter steelhead on the North Coast and the lack of rain isn’t stopping us from putting up big numbers. The bite has been fantastic the past few days on a nice grade running 6 to 14 pounds. Unlike salmon fishing that stalls out when rivers get low, steelhead keep right on coming in the driest of conditions. There have also been a surprising number of sea run cuthroat in the mix lately. Though they don’t get nearly as big as steelhead they’re cool added bonus. I still have a few open dates in February. The sun’s shining and the fish are biting. It doesn’t get much better.


by greenwater on January 11, 2014

It’s winter steelhead time!  I’m down in Sacramento for the weekend at the International Sportsmen’s Expo doing seminars on North Coast Steelhead but will be on the water by the early part of the week.  Despite the dry weather, there are steelhead pushing into all our rivers in big numbers.  Rain is falling now and both the Smith and Chetco are on the rise.  It’s go time!