Species Profile
Steelhead Trout
Oncorhynchus Mykiss

 

In the Pacific Northwest, the steelhead is the sweetheart species for sea-run anglers. Summer offers opportunities to connect with these super trout near tidewater and at their athletic best, while fall months provide classic tributary fishing. Both seasons offer wet and dry fly options. We focus on British Columbia and select US destinations, every one in a spectacular setting.

Opportunities to swing flies for steelhead above and below the 49th Parallel in winter and spring are numerous. Success is mostly determined by weather and conditions, but there are outfitters who can greatly increase your odds. From NorCal, Oregon, Washington and Alaska on US waters to magical and mysterious Haida Gwaii, the remote coast and the famous Skeena in BC, we have an array of options to get you in the game with the best guides and the best programs.

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Our Steelhead Destinations & Partners
by season from north to south

June – August / Summer Runs

Lower Skeena & Zymoetz rivers — Nicholas Dean Outdoors

Lower Skeena River — Skeena Spey Lodge

Dean River — Kimsquit Bay Lodge

Vancouver Island rivers — White's Guiding Company

Deschutes River — Renton's River Adventures / Dillon Renton

North Umpqua River — Renton's River Adventures

September – November / Summer & Fall Runs

Skeena, Zymoetz, Kalum (& more) rivers — Nicholas Dean Outdoors

Skeena & Kalum rivers — Skeena Spey Lodge

Lower Deschutes River — Renton's River Adventures / Dillon Renton

Upper Deschutes River — Deschutes River Outfitters

John Day River — Bischof's Fly Fishing / Brandon Bischof

Lower Klamath River — Confluence Outfitters

Klamath & Trinity rivers — Steelhead on the Spey / Jason Hartwick

Kamchatcka Steelhead Project RU — The Fly Shop / Justin Miller

December – March / Winter & Spring Runs

Lower Skeena, Kalum & Zymoetz rivers — Nicholas Dean Outdoors

Lower Skeena & Kalum rivers — Skeena Spey Lodge

Haida Gwaii rivers — Copper Bay Lodge

Squamish & Vancouver area rivers — Whistler Fly Shop

Olympic Peninsula rivers — Daxfly

Sandy River OR — Bischof's Fly Fishing / Brandon Bischof

Clackamas River — Clackamas River Lodge

North Umpqua River — Renton's River Adventures / Dillon Renton

South Oregon Coast rivers — Confluence Outfitters

NorCal rivers (Eel, Smith, Trinity) — Steelhead on the Spey / Jason Hartwick

April – May / Spring Runs

Lower Skeena-Nass region — Nicholas Dean Outdoors

Lower Skeena & Kalum rivers — Skeena Spey Lodge

Vancouver area — Whistler Fly Shop

Olympic Peninsula rivers — Daxfly

Sandy River OR — Bischof's Fly Fishing / Brandon Bischof

Clackamas River — Clackamas River Lodge

North Umpqua River — Renton's River Adventures / Dillon Renton

Prince of Wales Isl rivers AK — Renton's River Adventures / Dillon Renton

Southern Hemisphere Steelhead / March – May / Fall Run

Santa Cruz River ARG — Tres Amigos Outfitters

2018 Hosted Steelhead Trips

Mar 25 – Mar 31: Lower Skeena | Spring Steelhead [3]

Apr 22 – Apr 28: Skeena-Nass | Spring Steelhead & Chinook [full]

Aug 12 – Aug 18: Skeena Camp I | Summer Steelhead & Salmon [5]

Aug 19 – Aug 25: Skeena Camp II | Summer Steelhead & Salmon [6]

Sep 24 – Sep 30: Skeena River | Fall Steelhead [full]

Oct 15 – Oct 22: Sustut River | Fall Steelhead [1]

Nov 1 – Nov 4: John Day River | Wild West Steelhead [3]

No availalibity in the trip you want? Get on the wait list as an alternate for this year or for an opening next year. Just send an email and indicate which trip you are interested in.