Salmon

Why do we Fish The Elk & Sixes Rivers?

Why do we Fish The Elk & Sixes Rivers?

Hard fighting, chrome bright, line burning, relentless demons, chock full of piss & vinegar. That's why we come to fish the Elk & Sixes Rivers.

As the high water levels in most of our Coastal Rivers drop, Fall Chinook fishing in the free-flowing sections has improved

As the high water levels in most of our Coastal Rivers drop, Fall Chinook fishing in the free-flowing sections has improved

Mark & Jeff hold a couple beauties we hooked on our "high water drift" on Friday. One of the six hook-ups included a powerful beast that continued to run and hold in fast water. After a good half hour battle, we ultimately had to move down around a point to find water soft enough to bring it to net.

Siuslaw Salmon Fishing

Siuslaw Salmon Fishing

We have begun our coastal salmon trips for Fall 2016. Trolling the Bays and the lower reaches of our coastal river is often the ticket to finding beautiful big fresh Chrome. This fortunate guest was blessed with a Chunky Siuslaw Toad on Tuesday's trip. Meanwhile, we continue to enjoy consistent success on our McKenzie River drift boat trips chasing down scrappy rainbows. Even novice fly fishers are doing well on the aggressive Rainbow Trout.

McKenzie River Fun

McKenzie River Fun

We ran 3 very fun & productive trips this past week with Bosey G. The excitement started with an impromptu afternoon-evening drift mostly swinging flies for steelhead in the chop and tail-outs. We ended up with a surprise late season salmon in the very last tailout. What a great fight it gave us on steelhead gear! Given the late calendar date, we were blown away by the wonderful condition of this hatchery "Springer" caught on August 27 and which cut a beautiful orange colored meat and barbequed up like a May 1st Spring Chinook. Yum, Yum! The following 2 days we enjoyed some excellent fly fishing for a mix of hatchery and wild Trout on the Upper and Lower McKenzie.

Three Generations of the Elkins Family were represented on their McKenzie River Fishing Trip in July 2016

Three Generations of the Elkins Family were represented on their McKenzie River Fishing Trip in July 2016

We got a nice Steelhead & a Salmon in the morning and then switched gears for Rainbow Trout in the afternoon. 6 yr old Taylor put on a bit of a Trout Clinic in the afternoon showing all us old-timers just how it's done.