Driftfishing for Salmon and Steelhead


Driftfishing used to be the most successfully employed technique to pursue salmon and steelhead. Now, with limited bank access, new-born techniques and the popularity of driftboats, driftfishing is not as popular as it used to be. However, this widely known method of catching salmon and steelhead still has a very valuable place in our fisheries and when conditions are right can be a deadly way to catch the fish we pursue throughout the Northwest.


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The Oregon fishing technical report series describe years of tested techniques, proven to take significant catches of salmon, steelhead and sturgeon. These 19 reports were written exclusively by Professional Oregon Fishing Guide Bob Rees. Not only has he been guiding anglers professionally since 1991 but he also has 7 seasonal years with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife giving him a unique insight into the finer details that make up our great Northwest fisheries.

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