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I offer drift boat fishing trips on the Siletz, Nestucca, and Wilson Rivers. These valleys provide a tranquil, coastal, winter-time setting. We meander along their fertile drainages in pursuit of the northwest’s most explosive and beautiful game fish, the steelhead. These wily, elusive, silver missiles are among the best of Oregon’s treasures. The Siletz, Nestucca, and Wilson all support robust runs of native, hatchery, and brookstock fish. Broodstock fish are born of wild fish spawn propagated by the hatcheries and are a wonderful addition to these healthy fisheries. The peak months are January through March, with December and April being ‘wildcard’ months. These fish average 7 to 9 lbs with common catches above 10 lbs. Broodstock and wild fish will average larger with fish in the teens possible. You will want to prepare for cold, inclement weather, layering your clothing for the possibilities. A propane heater is available. I offer seating for up to two customers per float.
During the warm, aromatic days of late spring and early summer, I offer drift boat fishing trips on the Santiam river system. The Santiam system includes the north and south forks. The summer run on the Santiams gets going solid in May and I will fish them through June. Enjoy a day with me and a friend, or on your own, floating the Cascade snowmelt of this gorgeous river as the trees and foliage spring in to summer form. Aggressive biting summer steelhead are waiting to do a tail dance for you. Pack some rain gear (tops and bottoms) along with a jacket and cap, just in case. Sunscreen is a good choice to bring as well.
CALENDAR / SCHEDULE
Typical Steelhead Season
|Begins:||Dec 15 – Jan 1|
|Peak:||Jan 1 – March 31|
|Ends:||Apr 1 – April 15|
|Begins:||May 1 – May 15|
|Peak:||May 15 – June 30|
|Ends:||July 1 – July 15|
PICS FROM A FEW OF OUR TRIPS…
TRIP PRICINGCost per steelhead drift trip is $175 per passenger per day. All gear included. Waders available.
TO SCHEDULEIf you are interested in scheduling a trip with me please use one of the many contact forms on the site including the one below or simply give me a call and I will take care of the rest. Thank you for your interest and hope to see you one a trip sometime soon!
I highly recommend Bill as a fishing guide. He is someone who will come prepared with the right gear, fresh bait and a comfortable boat making for a great relaxing day on the water. He will work hard and put in the time to get you into a fish. He is not afraid to change techniques until he finds a method that is working. At the end of the day he will clean your catch and send you on the way. Bill is the consummate professional, no need to worry about rough language even when a rookie mistake is made. He is interested in making sure you have a great time.
My son & I have gone on two trips with Osprey Adventures this last year and they were both awesome experiences. Bill is a great guide, and he knows how to catch fish. Looking forward to going out with him again this year!
Fishing with Bill was the best time I have ever had fishing. He gave my family and I one one of the most amazing fishing trips. My family can't wait to come back and fish with Bill again. He is incredibly knowledgeable and will work hard at making sure your trip is a memorable one!
As always Bill of Osprey Guide Adventures knew the water well. We floated by outstanding scenery and fished every part of the Nestucca. It was great to nail my first Winter Steelhead! A worthwhile Trip. Thanks "OGA" Jesse E.
If you have ever wanted to catch a big fish, Osprey Guide Adventures is where to go! Bill is a very skilled and experienced guide, he will teach you how to catch fish and you will have a great adventure!
I've never had my arms be sore from fighting so many steelhead! Thanks, Osprey Guide Adventures!
If you are looking for a great guide, Osprey is the way to go! I have gone on two trips with Bill, once bay clamming and once winter steelheading. Let me tell you, I wasn't the least bit disappointed! Bill is very knowledgeable about every service he has to offer. I encourage people to go on different trips with this guide in whatever you are interested in. I know I will continue to go on trips with Osprey Guide Adventures, and I'm telling others about him.