Hopefully you are speaking of he Skagit river on the US side of the border. The Skagit under discussion here is above Ross Lake in the Hope area and is closed from Nov. ! until June 30 yearly. Steelhead are not found in this part of the Skagit (the dam at Ross lake prevents that).redfin said:I fished the Skagit in the early spring a couple of years ago without success - is the Fall the only time worth fishing for steelhead? Thanks.