Umpqua River Steelhead Getting Hot

According to Bryan Gill of the Umpqua Angler improving river conditions on the Umpqua has spurred the winter steelhead bite. James Thurber fished with Bryan this week and landed six steelhead. The effective technique was to anchor the boat and let diving plugs work about 25 feet downstream of the boat.

James Thurber of Lakeside shows off a finclipped Umpqua River steelhead. - photo courtesy of Bryan Gill of "the Umpqua River Angler" (541-852-9889).

James Thurber of Lakeside shows off a finclipped Umpqua River steelhead. – photo courtesy of Bryan Gill of “the Umpqua River Angler” (541-852-9889).

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.
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