Fall Chinook

A True Fish Tale (if there is such a thing)

A True Fish Tale (if there is such a thing)

Day #1 on the Siletz River we hit several big Chinook. Unfortunately, the brightest of the batch broke off before getting to the net and disappeared along with the plug. Day #2 we were drifting down river when I spot a plug floating down river about 30 feet away. I row over to the plug and as lift it out of the water I see it is connected to the jaw of a fish that was apparently eaten by a seal. The seal obviously lacked a taste for sharp hooks and hard plastic.

Big Fall Fish on the Siletz

Big Fall Fish on the Siletz

Just back from a couple trips up on the Siltez River where my Guest Jamie got to tangle with some Brutes.

2012 Fall Chinook Runs Better than Average Up & Down West Coast

2012 Fall Chinook Runs Better than Average Up & Down West Coast

On a Guides "Day Off" we enjoyed some great success landing 8 out of 12 biters drifting eggs for "Fallies."

Record Low Rainfall made for Difficult Fishing on the Elk & Sixes Rivers in 2011

Record Low Rainfall made for Difficult Fishing on the Elk & Sixes Rivers in 2011

Glenn miller truly appreciated some hard fighting Elk River Chinook he landed in early January 2012 while fishing with guide John Gross. Displayed above are two of the 4 fish hooked during the drift before a late afternoon rain sent us rowing hard to the take out.

No Rain & Low Water Made for a Tough Fall Cinook Season on the Elk & Sixes Rivers

No Rain & Low Water Made for a Tough Fall Cinook Season on the Elk & Sixes Rivers

A few very fortunate anglers were blessed with good timing this fall down on Elk-Sixes. While most anglers have been faced with tough drought-like conditions,this father and sons trio teamed up on memorable effort landing several chrome-bight beauties during their Elk River fishing adventure. Each individual played a key role in the effort. Jamie (dad) rowed the boat into the correct slot to find an aggressive and cooperative fish. Wyatt hooked and played the fish like a pro while his younger brother Dillon deftly handled the net.