Anglers Log

Braided lines a key to success all year

Oregon anglers historically saw the first of the winter steelhead arrive in our coastal waters about the end of November. But it’s been a couple of decades since Oregon anglers have been able to consider the Thanksgiving holiday weekend as the kickoff of the year’s winter steelhead season.

For many it was often a family tradition; for the wife and I it was a long-standing tradition among friends. Back then steelheaders would faithfully gather on the banks of their favorite steelhead stream in hopes of wrangling an early season “chromer.” A fresh fish to . . .