In "Oregon Winter Steelheads' host Jon Haas joins John Krauthoefer from the Firefighters Guide Service on the Nestucca River in Oregon. They're fishing for winter Steelheads, a sea bound migrating variety of the Rainbow Trout family that normally have two runs a year on the Nestucca. On this stretch of river there is a very successful broodstock program which has helped reverse the decline in fish numbers to a point where they are now back to levels last seen in the 1960's. So Jon is hoping to catch a wild native hen, ready to spawn, that he can hand over to the project. Her eggs will then be used to create thousands of alevins or young fish that in turn will be used to stock the river. There's also some bonus footage of a spring fishing trip that Jon enjoyed on the neighbouring Trask River, where he was attempting a "mission impossible" of catching a spring Chinook on the fly.
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