Somewhere in Oregon, on this very day (whatever month it is) there most likely is some good (or even great) steelhead fishing.
In the first few months of the year, winter steelhead are running strong across western Oregon.
By early spring, wild winter steelhead are bending rods in western Oregon, this year’s summer steelhead are arriving, and last year’s fish are still biting in northeastern Oregon.
By the time the first 90-degree days arrive, summer steelhead have spread across the western valleys and are making their way up the Columbia River into Oregon’s dry central and east side.
By fall, summer steelhead can still be caught from coastal streams to the Idaho border, and a new run of winter fish will be here for the holidays.
As you can see while scrolling down this page, we have a ton of steelhead fishing information on this website.
Follow any of the links to learn more about Oregon’s best steelhead rivers:
For additional details of select rivers in the North Coast area:
For additional details of select rivers in the Central Coast area:
For additional details of select small rivers in Northwest Zone:
- Necanicum River Fishing
- Kilchis River Fishing
- Nestucca River/Three Rivers Steelhead Fishing
- North Fork (and mainstem) Alsea River Steelhead Fishing
- Lake Creek (and Siuslaw River) Steelhead Fishing
- Klaskanine River Fishing
- Big Creek Fishing
- Gnat Creek Fishing
- Sandy River (upper) Steelhead Fishing
For additional details about summer steelhead fishing on coastal rivers in the Northwest Zone:
For additional details about winter steelhead fishing on on Oregon’s South Coast:
For additional details about summer steelhead fishing on coastal rivers in the Southwest Zone:
Portland and Willamette Valley
For additional details about specific winter steelhead fishing rivers near Portland:
For additional details about specific summer steelhead fishing rivers near Portland:
For additional details about specific summer steelhead fishing rivers in the Willamette Valley:
- McKenzie River Fishing
- Middle Fork Willamette River Fishing
- Santiam River Fishing
- Willamette River Fishing
Central and Eastern Oregon
For additional details about specific steelhead fishing rivers in Oregon’s Mid-Columbia River area:
Best Steelhead Fishing in Northeast Oregon (Snake River drainage)
For additional details about specific steelhead fishing rivers in Northeast Oregon:
For month-by-month ideas of when and where steelhead and other types of fishing are best, see our Oregon Fishing Calendar.
For current regulations, consult the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s annual regulations booklet or website.