a close up of a steelhead in shallow water
Statewide

Tips on avoiding steelhead when fishing

Help protect wild fish during historic low runs
September 10, 2021

Wild steelhead mortalities are generally low under normal fishing regulations. But with 2021 runs at the lowest since 1938, many anglers are wondering what extra steps they can take to avoid hooking a steelhead while they’re fishing.

Explore Related Articles

Where to fish

Lane County offers so much to explore — from coastal lakes and rivers to mountain lakes and streams. The Willamette...

Where to fish

A dozen great rivers pour out of the Coast Range Mountains into tidal bays that welcome runs of salmon and...

Where to fish

The south Willamette area covers the upper Willamette Basin south of Salem and includes the communities of Albany, Corvallis, Eugene,...