Learn the River
Association members have always been
fascinated about the rivers that host that best
fisheries in the Northwest.
Learning to respect the power of the liquid
highway for coldwater fisheries is
essential. The biggest rapids with the
most thrills are always popular while moderate
whitewater offers a well balanced trip
especially when paired with sections
noted for their tranquility and small riffles.
River wildlife is exceptional on most rivers frequented by Northwest Steelheaders. Participating in an Association chapter float will yield post trip wildlife tales of glorious sightings of eagles, osprey, herons and red tailed hawks roosting in their lookouts and nests. Deer, elk, beaver and mink are common sightings on many Oregon rivers along with ducks, geese, coyotes and raccoons.
Learning the lay of the land and the river is perhaps the most interesting reason for people to enjoy the river. Contacting an Association of Northwest Steelheader Chapter (click on Chapter News) will lead to information on current fishing events and clinics as well as recommendations on river guides within their chapter that would be willing to make a river drift or fishing trip one of your fondest memories.