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February 2024 Issue

Mack Attack Magazine - February 2024

Prime Time Winter Steelhead Techniques

By Jason Brooks | Mack's Lure Pro Staff

February is known for being the best month of the winter season to catch steelhead. A mix of hatchery fish and wild fish will be in rivers, which is why anglers favor February. In my home state of Washington, seasons have been cut and rivers closed due to concerns over native stock, as well as management disagreements, but there are still places to catch steelhead if anglers are respectful of the fish they are targeting.

Because both wild and hatchery fish can be in the same system, it is up to the angler to know which runs are prevalent in the river they are fishing. Oregon has some great fisheries this time of year, as does Idaho and Canada. Alaska still has incredible steelhead fishing, which will only get better in the coming weeks and into the springtime.

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