Silver Salmon

Lower Coquille Producing some Chromers

Lower Coquille Producing some Chromers

Ran a little Jet Sled trip on the Lower Coquille yesterday and the salmon cooperated. We hooked 3 chromers that made some hot little runs and certainly kept our attention up. Rumor has it, fresh barbecued salmon's on the menu tonight!

Coastal Rivers Including the Siuslaw & Umpqua are producing some Big Fall Salmon Already

Coastal Rivers Including the Siuslaw & Umpqua are producing some Big Fall Salmon Already

Fun day on the Lower Umpqua launching out of Winchester Bay. Got into some Fatties (Fall Chinook) and even managed a few Dungeoness Crab to boot. Fishing should get better and better in the coming weeks as the run builds.

Beautiful Chrome-Bright Winter Chinook Providing Great Sport on the Elk & Sixes Rivers in Southern Oregon

Beautiful Chrome-Bright Winter Chinook Providing Great Sport on the Elk & Sixes Rivers in Southern Oregon

Cecil & Julie put together a great team effort to land this hard-fighting Salmon just in on the tide on lower Sixes. We had both some wins and some losses, but all in all, fine battles and great memories.

Mondo Siuslaw Silvers still Rockin'

Mondo Siuslaw Silvers still Rockin'

Rob & Lisa enjoyed some great salmon fishing landing 8 chromers. Our Sunday trip was high-lighted by a unique, epic battle that these folks will never forget. At one point I talked them into casting spinners. As luck would have it, the gal got a great grab about 4 ft off the boat. The fish went ballistic with an amazing aerial display and several burning runs of 50 ft or more. I backed the boat away from some wood, but eventually the fish got under a log and Lisa could no longer gain any line.

Fresh Coho still Swimming around in the Lower Siuslaw

Fresh Coho still Swimming around in the Lower Siuslaw

While most of the folks fishing the lower Siuslaw near Florence adhere to a trolled herring as the "GO-To" bait of choice, my recent guest Duane C. can readily testify that trolled lures can do equal damage when it comes to catching the attention of chunker-sized chome Coho.