Congress kills America’s most important outdoors program

Oct 01, 2015 - 10:08 AM - by Tony Amato

Land and Water Conservation Fund dies today from congressional inaction

October 1, 2015 For Immediate Release.
Contact: Liz Hamilton,... [Read More]

Oregon rivers and streams re-open to afternoon fishing

Sep 01, 2015 - 2:37 PM - by Tony Amato

Beginning Sept. 1, anglers can enjoy afternoon and evening fishing on their favorite Oregon river or stream. The 2 p.m. fishing closure put into effect on... [Read More]



Apr 19, 2015 - 12:56 PM - by crome river
The dam and bc have bean holding good numbers of fish for a long time brother caught a 20lb hatchery fish at the point a few days ago it has been fish on almost every cast at that spot for me for 2... [Read More]


Mar 26, 2015 - 12:03 PM - by kalamagabe
Fishing well for winter steel and springers are showing up. Most of the steelhead are being caught around the trout hatchery, and springers are being caught near the salmon hatchery.

NOAA Fisheries publishes roadmap for recreational sector

Mar 04, 2015 - 11:47 PM - by MyConcreteGuy
Here is a link to the following article I pasted

This is... [Read More]


Columbia Still Putting Out Fall Fish

Oct 26, 2015 - 7:43 AM - by Tony Amato

The Columbia is still putting out lots of fish. Cindy (below) caught this "little one" on friday below the Fishery and hooked into 7 others using... [Read More]

More Columbia fishing below Bonneville

Oct 05, 2015 - 1:56 PM - by Tony Amato

Chucks's first Chinook salmon ever, 20lb plus. He was shaking holding his fish and he wasn't cold... Very excited.

Fished friday with a friend... [Read More]

Bonneville below the dam

Sep 04, 2015 - 11:16 AM - by Tony Amato

Fished below Bonneville yesterday with the In-laws. Lost 2 and landed 1 so overall a good day. And I got my Father-in-law into his first salmon. Whew...

Northern California

Monster Wild steelhead from Smith River

Jan 28, 2015 - 9:28 AM - by Tony Amato

There is some... [Read More]

interesting read about fly fishing

Oct 12, 2014 - 9:46 AM - by Carl Blackledge
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Sacramento/Feather/American Rivers

Jul 24, 2014 - 2:33 PM - by salmonid
The salmon season is off to a slow start for me! Anybody else have any luck yet?


Beautiful March Hen From the Clearwater River

Mar 30, 2013 - 1:47 PM - by deadlydave

Ran down for one last hoorah, the weather was great and the fishing was even better. A friend of mine and I hooked 16 and landed 11 with this hen being one of... [Read More]

Clearwater River - Idaho

Oct 09, 2012 - 2:52 PM - by FishOnMichelle

This picture is a Clearwater Steelhead caught a few days ago with Guide Toby Wyatt of Reel Time Fishing. The numbers of fish are down on the Clearwater this... [Read More]

Salmon River Updates-

Oct 05, 2012 - 8:40 AM - by corkycory
I'm from Idaho Falls and now I'm living in Utah so I don't have a finger on the pulse of the steelhead action. Let's get this Idaho forum cranked up, huh!!! I've been steelheading for 12 years now... [Read More]


Seward Silvers

Aug 09, 2013 - 10:49 AM - by Spinner Dave

We fished Seward for a week. The weather was unusually bad and we got on the water 4 out of 5 days. Fishing was good when we found spots that had fishable... [Read More]

Yakutat Silvers

Oct 04, 2012 - 9:16 AM - by Tony Amato

Spent 6 days in Yakutat with Nick, Robert and Don... [Read More]

Port Lions, Kodiak

Jul 31, 2012 - 2:39 PM - by fisheng
Just got back, great fishing for Bottom fish, halibut, lings, yellow eye, tiger and bass, salmon were just starting to show. the sceenery was great bears, whales, kick ass lodge, boats, food and... [Read More]

Great Lakes

Lk. Michigan, South Haven, 9/10/15

Sep 11, 2015 - 3:10 AM - by Martin1950

Our normal 3 man crew managed only 3 fish but we had a heck of a lot of fun.
Launched at 0530, 6 + 9 rod spreads, all glowing spoons and J-Plugs and... [Read More]

South Haven, MI. 9-3-’15, AM

Sep 07, 2015 - 1:04 PM - by Martin1950
Made another solo run out of Lakerville at 0530hrs. A little bumpier than I was hoping for but it was worth it. Dropped in at 65fow headed West. DR w/ DW Green dolphin down 55’, 200x45 cu. w/Green... [Read More]

Olcott West Pier Friday 9-27

Sep 28, 2013 - 6:20 PM - by FishStyx
Fished the West Pier again last night. Another slow night on the pier, lots of fish jumping, both in the lake and in the channel. I actually caught the only 2 fish I saw taken all night.

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British Columbia

Fraser river

Feb 10, 2013 - 10:19 PM - by BigT
Any members on here know about the fishing on this river system? When is the best time/place for Steelhead? For salmon?

About Us

Frank Amato Publications, Inc. is the publisher of two major magazines: Salmon Trout Steeheader, Flyfishing & Tying Journal, and over 500 fishing and outdoor related book titles, plus several videos. Located in Portland, Oregon, Frank Amato has been accommodating outdoor readers for over 45 years. Frank Amato began with Salmon Trout Steelheader (STS) magazine in the 1960’s.

The First STS Salmon Trout Steelheader started life with the finest West Coast fishing writers. The leadoff article “Will Chinook Take a Fly?” was written by world-famous British Columbia writer and angler, Roderick Haig-Brown. In 1967 he was in his fifties and had authored about 10 outstanding books dealing with salmon, trout, and steelhead angling and fisheries conservation. I had read them all and...[Read More]