From the very beginning, the Northwest Steelheaders have been at the forefront of angling advocacy in the Pacific Northwest. Our theme, Reeling in the Year, invites a deeper look into what we have achieved through our work advocating for accessible abundant fisheries. It goes without saying that our accomplishments wouldn't be possible without your continued support. We’ve been able to champion bills that have increased angling access, advocated for salmon and steelhead restoration garnering national attention, and it doesn't stop there.

From November 8th through November 12st, our fundraising efforts will support our mission to advocate for a comprehensive solution for our endangered salmon and steelhead populations. Through our Rally for the River we highlighted the urgent need for a plan to address salmon’s dire state, an effort we will continue to work on in the future. We amended a bill to incentivize ODFW to continue their commitment to keep non-tribal commercial gill nets off the lower Columbia River and promote the increased run sizes we’ve been working for. We also passed a bill that provides veterans with no-charge daily licenses, tags and permits on ours and other nonprofit organization’s outings to lower financial barriers for service members. The Steelheaders are investing in a future of full-length fishing seasons, increased bag limits, and angling opportunities for everyone through all of our initiatives, and that won’t change anytime soon.

Moving forward, we will continue to build on this year’s accomplishments to bring ample fishing opportunities back to the Northwest. With your continued support, we can build off our success and carry on fighting for lasting protections of salmon and steelhead. We hope you’ll join us as we “Reel in the Year” through our Virtual Auction, registration opens Oct. 15th and bidding will open on Monday, November 8th. Can’t wait to see you there!

Learn more about our events and register below

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Events Schedule

Registration opens October 15

Monday, Nov. 8

9:00am - Virtual auction bidding opens

Tuesday, Nov. 9 - Thursday, Nov. 11

Auction continues

Friday, Nov. 12

7:00pm - Auction ends




Your sponsorship is incredibly valuable to support our work. All proceeds support our mission to ensure we have a place to fish and fish to catch for generations to come. Please contact us about sponsorships and donations by calling the office at ​(503) 653-4176 or by emailing Executive Director Chris Hager at We can arrange to pick up your items or you can schedule a delivery to Southeast Portland. 

Virtual Fundraiser Sponsor

$1,000 or more or merchandise/services retail value, or combination of cash and merchandise. Receive recognition at event and on all advertisements. Logo displayed on website for one year. 

Donate Items for the Auction

Contribute to the auction! This could include fishing gear, heavy-duty coolers, a guided trip, boat motor or oars, overnight stay in a beautiful location, outdoor clothing, desirable household items, gift cards, and more.