Chetco river

Get Ready for Winter Steelhead 2022!

We are getting ready for our new winter steelhead season from late December 2022, to the end of March 2023.

Focussing on the north coast rivers in northern California and the southern coastal rivers in Oregon, we will be chasing these world class fish at any and every possible opportunity.

Not much has changed for this up coming season when it comes to “Bent Rods And Big Smiles”. We do have a new arrow in the quiver we would like to share with you all!! Lost Coast Sport Fishing has acquired the wild and scenic CHETCO RIVER PERMIT. Offering the whole river from the South fork to Social Security river bar, will create a world class experience.

We hope to see you all on the river and don’t forget to….

“Keep It Reel”

MicahGet Ready for Winter Steelhead 2022!
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Chetco River fishing

Well, the last few weeks on the Chetco river has been one for the books!! We have caught Steelhead in all conditions from brown water to clear water. I have to tip my hat to the brood stock program up here in Oregon. They have an amazing program!! Being apart of the program and able to chose the genetics has been an amazing experience. The weather has been sunny and warm, what more can a steelhead fisherman ask for??

Most fish have been coming on the bead. The boat pressure has been busy during the green water days. Most of the boaters were happy to be on the river chasing steelhead which is nice! There is always a few knuckle heads out on the river trying to go against the grain, which is unfortunate. Its always nice when everyone has bent rods and big smiles!!

lets pray to the weather gods to keep bring us rain in southern Oregon and northern California. We all know we need it! I don’t know where I will be in the next week but stay tuned for the next fishing report.

Keep It Reel…





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2022 steelhead

Fishing has been off to a great start for 2021 and the new 2022 winter steelhead season. Big tides brought some good pushes off fresh fish up many of the north coast and southern Oregon river. With all the low snow melting with these next few rains, we will be off the river for a handful of days.

This year has started off 100 times better than last year! All though last year had low numbers but big size, this year seems to be high in early numbers of steelhead. Hopefully we keep getting the much need precipitation toppled with good numbers of fish. KEEP IT REEL and see you on the water…


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Fishing on the Chetco River

DSC-0330DSC-0327Fishing on the Chetco the past few days has been excellent with a lot of fresh fish pushing through the system. With some of the biggest crowds I’ve seen in quite some time, it didn’t seem to make a difference to the fish. Most boats were averaging six to ten opportunities a day! It would appear that a lot of the hatchery fish have shown up, mixed with a descent amount of wild fish. All the fish we caught were fresh dime bright winter Steelhead! Averaging six to twelve pounds and living up to the reputation of hard pulling Steelhead, the moral of the boat was at a all time high. You can’t beet warm January days for Steelhead fishing but the Pacific Northwest is in desperate need of some heavy precipitation. Looking back on years of weather notes, I’m optimistic that we still have the potential for good rain fall in the last bit of January and through the spring!
I’m turning my attention to newly arrived Winter Steelhead on the Klamath and Trinity rivers in the next few days. For more information give us a call or send us a message and don’t forget that ”Bent rods and big smiles is our quest.”

MicahFishing on the Chetco River
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Fishing in Northern California

In Northern California starting on Friday a storm came through and gave us about 1.5” – 2” inches of rain. The Smith River received the most precipitation, besides the Chetco River in Oregon! With the rain came a massive amount of chrome bright Winter Steelhead. Fishing with Don of Dons Custom  Lures and Tom Davison we put together a great day of fishing. We hooked seven fish and landed six! One of the fish was a classic 15 lb wild Smith River Steelhead!

We will turn our attention to the Klamath and Trinity river at this point in time. Both rivers are getting winter Steelhead and we are starting to book trips. Give us a call or send an email for more information.047048

MicahFishing in Northern California
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