Winter Steelhead season is a magical time on the Washington & Oregon coastal streams including the Columbia, Chehalis Rivers and their tributaries.
Clancy’s Fishing Team starts their winter steelhead fishing November 15th on the Cowlitz and Lewis Rivers. The Cowlitz Early Winter fish will last through the middle of January. The Late Winter run goes into high gear the last of February. These are the BIG ONES. Quality hard-fighting fish, they fight like they are on steroids. Lots of three salt fish. This fishing stays very good through the first week of May. The Cowlitz River Steelhead are all hatchery fish and you can take them all home if you wish.
The Lewis Early Winter fish start to arrive about the first of December. The fishing remains good through February. Good fishing and not crowded conditions. The Late Winter run in the Lewis is comprised of almost all native fish. Primarily catch and release fishing with many fish each day brought to the boat and released successfully.
The Chehalis River and its tributaries, the Wynoochee and Satsop Rivers start producing good catches of nice fresh fish the first of December and continue to be productive through the first of March. These rivers are temperamental, depending on water conditions but if you catch them right, the fun is on.
The Clackamas River in Oregon is also one of our favorites. Beginning the first of December and lasting through the end February our clients catch a mixed bag of hatchery and wild fish consistently every day. This is good fishing with enough hatchery fish to satisfy your needs with delicious fresh steelhead on the plate.
We (Clancy’s Fishing Team) is comprised of four seasoned, talented, hard working guides dedicated to keeping you safe and helping you experience a memorable day in the outdoors catching fish.