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Coastal Oregon

Coastal steelhead love egg patterns!
Guided Fly Fishing Trips
$500 for 1-2 Anglers
  • Year-round
  • Walk/wade

There is no other place we would rather be than winter Steelheading on the Southern Oregon Coast. Why? As our coastal rivers rise and fall with winter rains, big, wild steelhead push into emerald waters, seeking refuge in glassy tail-outs and choppy riffles. Opportunities for the steelhead of a lifetime come numerous times each season. This area is great for winter steelheading because there is a variety of small, medium and large rivers and it is rare for all of them to be too low or too high to fish at the same time.

January, February and March are the best months to connect with one of these powerful fish. The rivers we fish are all within an hour of Gold Beach, where the Rogue River meets the ocean. We use jet boats on the Lower Rogue, rafts on the smaller rivers, and also fish some of the smaller streams on foot. Most of our guests stay at hotels in Gold Beach or in nearby vacation rentals. Our guides can arrange for your vacation rental accommodations or you can book them on your own. You might also be interested in our 4 night/3 day Winter Spey Stays which include meals, lodging and guiding - see below!

Our guide team on the southern Oregon coast is headed by Gino Bernero and Dax Messett. These guides have the permits to fish the Lower Rogue and Illinois. They have jet boats for the Rogue River and rafts for the smaller rivers. They can take you where the fishing is best no matter what the conditions.

Lodging Recommendations

The city of Gold Beach is our home base for winter steelhead trips on the southern Oregon coast. Please visit our Gold Beach Info Page for ideas on lodging, logistics, and other activities in the area.

Public Lands

Some of our Oregon Coast fly fishing trips are conducted on public lands administered by the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. Confluence Outfitters is an equal opportunity recreation service provider and operates under special use permit with the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

Coastal Oregon Photo Gallery

An angler fishing a smaller coastal steelhead stream.
Guide Gino Bernero landing a big coastal steelhead.
Rafts are a great way to fish some of southern Oregon's coastal rivers
Guide Andrew Harris with a steelhead just a few miles upstream from the ocean.
A wild steelhead from a coastal Oregon stream.
An angler hooked up on one of our coastal Oregon steelhead rivers.
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