Productive Early Season for Steelhead Fishing in the NW Posted on January 16, 2015 by Bob Rees Willamette Valley/Metro – Winter steelhead passage has picked up slightly at Willamette Falls. Options for fishing the lower Willamette include bank fishing for winter steelhead and catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon.... This post is only available to Members. If you are a Member, please be sure to log in. You can do this on the top right of almost any page on our site. If you want to become a member or find out more, take a look here.