We'll need some idea of your goals and preferences to make good suggestions. Do you want to catch steelhead? I'm assuming you're not after trout based upon your gear choices. Are you 100% committed to the West Coast of the United States or are you open to other locations? What was the conflicting information you found?
For steelhead at that time you should be at a good point to fish the various Columbia River tributaries. The Deschutes, Klickitat, Grande Ronde, Snake, Salmon, Clearwater, etc. will all be in the middle to end of their seasons at that point.
In Canada you could look to the Thompson...it will be in the heart of steelhead season there at that point. The Skeena will still be fishing, but weather could start to be a factor as you reach the first and second weeks of November.
Just a few ideas there - certainly not all encompassing by any means.