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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Oregon Winter Steelhead Lodge

The NF Nehalem is a gem among NW rivers. It flows out of the wild and rugged Oregon Coast range mountains into the main Nehalem river. The NF gets one of the strongest hatchery steelhead runs on the Oregon coast along with a good dose of big wild steelhead as well. Floating the river is an inspiring experience on it own. Over 26 waterfalls cascade into the NF canyon during our float. We float this section of river in rafts and start at the uppermost target for migrating steelhead - the hatchery.

The NF boast choppy riffles and many small pools ideal for the indicator strategy. Some sections swing a fly very well also. Each day fresh arriving steelhead ride the tides into the lower river. A mix of chrome bright fish to brightly colored fish may be found through the season.

Winter steelhead time is rain time in Oregon and having a nice warm place to dry out at the end of the day before a long drive home is a good part to any angler's fishing dream.  Warming the toes by the fire and enjoying a drink next to the fire really puts a great cap to a day on the water.  That is just what we are offering this year in January on the NF Nehalem river.  Water Time Outfitters has secured riverside lodging right on a key peice of water on the NF Nehalem river. 

Come join us for a winter steelhead fishing adventure and relax at comfortable convenient lodging at the end of the day.  Special packages for our traveling anglers available. Peak time on the NF is around the first week of January.  The run starts mid-December and runs through the first part of February. 

Guided float trips on the NF include:  Experienced guide and oarsman, flies, tippet, leaders as needed, rod/reel/lines as needed, shuttle back to your vehicle at the end of the day, hot lunch, soft drinks and waters.  $425 for 2 anglers.  (2 anglers per boat max.) 

Stay one night at our riverside lodge with guided fishing day-meals include: dinner, breakfast and lunch for only $550 for 2 anglers.  Space is very limited.  Only open dates for lodging are Jan 2,3,4,5,6,& 7th  50% deposit is required to reserve your spot.  Call now to save your date: 503-704-6449. 


  1. Doesn't the fish the second person is showing seem awfully small compared to the first?

  2. But the guy with the bright little chomer looks alot warmer than the guy with the Big One and his smile is just as BIG.