The heart of winter steelhead season begins with the average
size running from 6 to 12 pounds and fish over 20 a possibility. This
is the best time of year to intercept fish just entering the rivers.
While the numbers may build in the coming weeks, the beauty and strength
of these fish is at its peak when fresh in from the salt. We cover a
wide range of rivers this time of year to stay on top of the constantly
changing conditions. Depending on water heights a January steelhead
trip could take you to the Smith River, Chetco River, Eel River, Elk
River, Sixes River, Trinity River or even one of the smaller, out of the
way coastal streams.