However, the Umpqua River has been producing solid numbers of big winter steelhead for me in early March. Even though we need rain here too now, great numbers of BIG fish have already made it to where I fish for them. Even a bit of snow melt could raise the water in this small river. There's not much time left in the season up there, so give me a call for more information on booking your Umpqua River trophy winter steelhead trip today! By the looks of the fish that we've hooked the past couple of days...The trophy fish are here!