SNAKE RIVER STEELHEAD
if you’d like to experience steelhead heaven, head to Hells Canyon. Here, the Snake River separates Oregon and Washington (on the west side) from Idaho (on the east). Hells Canyon is the deepest river gorge in the country, so make sure you are physically able to make the hike. For easy access, try Heller Bar boat ramp near Rogersburg, Wash. You can wade-fish a large swath of the river from this point. Or go 80 miles south and hike down a path that leads from the Hells Canyon Dam. Steelie fishing is great from fall through February.