Winter steelhead fishing is fair to good in the upper basin as recent high water events have pushed many fish up river. Look to fish the mid to lower river sections as the river comes into fishing shape later in the week. A variety of tactics can be productive such as bait and bobber, drifting jigs or pulling plugs. Casting spoons and spinners is also productive near riffles.
Check out the high water mark on the other side of the river. And, you can see how high the grass is on the tree in the foreground. The Alsea River is clearing up nicely!
Camp in Blackberry Campground year round and drift the Alsea.