Soapbox Update: Come say your piece at the Ron Wyden Town Hall THIS SUNDAY!

It was an excited crowd on Tuesday as the Association of Northwest Steelheaders launched their Quest for 100k campaign at Camp Withcombe. The first order of business, inform our elected officials about the Quest we are on! As fate would have it, Senator Ron Wyden will hold his annual Clackamas County Town Hall THIS SUNDAY, January 14th at 1:00 p.m. in the very same place where Q4100k launched last Tuesday. I’ve got some great voices already joining me on Sunday, but the more fish friendly voices we have, the greater our issues get elevated! Come join us for pizza and strategy before the 1:00 town hall, on all things fish, and we’ll join our forces to make our voices heard most effectively. Thankfully, we have a friend in Senator Ron Wyden so our message will likely resonate with him.

Email Bob Rees ( and join the ranks of superstars such as pro guide Chris Vertopoulos, Northwest Guides and Anglers Association President Grant Putnam, Publishing guru Frank Amato, Association of Northwest Steelheaders President Tom VanderPlaat, and pro guide Rob Bignal to help propel our collective concept of getting 100,000 spring Chinook back to the Willamette Valley EACH AND EVERY YEAR.

All Oregonians need to be a part of this initiative so go to the Steelheaders home page at and join your fellow stakeholders showing your support for this ambitious endeavor!


Don’t overlook one of your other important New Year’s resolutions; Learn how to catch more fish!

You have some great resources available to you here at The Guide’s Forecast:

  1. Learn you some good technique! Go to our Technical Report page and pick out some of the most interesting topics such as:

Driftboat Fishing for on the North Oregon Coast or

Driftfishing for Salmon and Steelhead

and 18 other popular technical reports to choose from!

2. Choose from 20 of our hand selected Salmon Trout Steelheader articles for fall and winter salmon and steelhead fisheries by going to our STS Articles page. Popular authors like Scott Ammerman, Greg Brush and of course Bill Herzog.

Two great resources for your winter time reading! Get your New Year off to a great start and catch more fish like this:

Webinar Driftboating and bank fishing the Wilson River with Pro Guide Bob Rees January 20th