Steve Huber – Chetco & Smith Rivers

Steve Huber’s Guide Service offers drift boat fishing trips on the Chetco River and Smith River, Southern Oregon. Take your freshwater experience to the next level and check the bite in one of the most productive rivers in the state. Even though it only holds 15 miles of fishing area, the Chetco is one of the most favorite rivers for hundreds of anglers!

Your guide Steve Huber will take you side drifting roe and pulling plugs for the best Chetco and Smith Salmon and Steelhead. There are great chances to catch 50-pound Salmon and several Steelhead over 20 pounds. Before you make your first cast, Steve will guide you through the basics of how to use the tackle.

If you’re planning your fishing trip during the winter months, get ready to catch the hot Steelhead bite! From mid-December through March, you can find some of the best Steelhead on the whole North Coast. And if you want to test the waters in the fall, you can expect to reel in big Chinook. Trophy Kings can be caught anytime from September until late December.

But it’s not only about fishing on the Chetco and Smith Rivers. While fishing with Steve Huber’s Guide Service, you will be able to enjoy breathtaking views, redwood trees, and mountain canyons.

Steve Huber’s Guide Service will take you out aboard his 17’ 2021 Pavati drift boat. Check out the doors for access.  All trips come inclusive with the use of the finest tackle available. You will be provided with Stryker rods, Diawa reels, lures, and bait from brands from BnR, Yakima, Pro-Cure, P-Line, and many more.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Mar 31
    $500
    This trip will take you fishing for Fall Chinook or Winter Steelhead. You will be side drifting roe and pulling plugs.
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About the Captain

Steve Huber
Brookings, Oregon, United States
ID & License verified
85 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since May 2017
Steve Huber is one of the most involved and enthusiastic guides in Northern California and Southern Oregon. Steve has been fishing professionally for way over two decades now. He has moved up the different levels of fishing. The culmination of his career is Steve Huber's Guide Service, the company that he owns. Steve is often found guiding his clients and friends through the best rivers in the two states.

About this listing

Targeted species

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Boat specs

Pavati (Drift boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 9HP Mercury engine.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
33%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Hunter E.
West Linn, OR
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Full day trip with Steve

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 23, 2022
Had a great day fishing for winter steelhead in March on the Chetco river with Steve. Steve knows the rivers and the fish...
Hunter E. recommends Steve Huber – Chetco & Smith Rivers
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Richard D.
Portland, Oregon
Excellent
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Fishing with Steve

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 27, 2022
Great guide, great time, great experience.
Richard D. recommends Steve Huber – Chetco & Smith Rivers
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Ed M.
Rogue River, OR
Excellent
4.3 / 5
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Very good
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Very good
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Two days with Captain Steve Huber

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 22, 2022
Steve was a good guide. We didn’t catch fish because of river conditions. But Steve was knowledgeable, had good equipment...
Ed M. recommends Steve Huber – Chetco & Smith Rivers
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Tammy C.
Reno, NV
Excellent
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Chetco River - AMAZING!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 21, 2020
We had such an amazing day fishing with Captain Steve.  He was gracious enough to allow our 2 dogs on the float - what a...
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Mike F.
Las Cruces, NM
Excellent
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A real fisherman.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 3, 2021
The upper Chetco with Steve fishing for late stealhead I have been privileged to have in a life of fishing for stealhead.
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FAQs about Steve Huber – Chetco & Smith Rivers

Steve Huber – Chetco & Smith Rivers offers the following trip to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $200 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Steve Huber – Chetco & Smith Rivers, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Steve Huber – Chetco & Smith Rivers include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Steve Huber – Chetco & Smith Rivers offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing

Steve Huber – Chetco & Smith Rivers offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Steve Huber – Chetco & Smith Rivers include:
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)