John Gross, Roaring Fork Guide Service, 39621 Deerhorn Rd, Springfield, Oregon 97478
Email: email@example.com, Tel: +1 541 726 7234
Guided excursions & fishing trips on Oregon's premier rivers and coastal streams
Salmon · Trout · Steelhead · Bass
Submitted by John Gross on 8 October 2014 - 8:21pm.
It's that time of year when Fall Chinook and Coho are on the docket up and down the Oregon Coast. As the salmon stage in the estuaries in preparation for their upriver migration, it's often a trolling game. As rain arrives and river levels climb dramatically, focus often changes to the free flowing waters well upriver of the tidal influence. Suddenly the drift boat becomes the craft of choice as fishermen row their way from salmon hole to salmon hole. As fish sense proximity to their natal spawning grounds, the bite can be ferocious with unnerving urgency and focused intent.
Submitted by John Gross on 26 July 2014 - 1:47pm.
Submitted by John Gross on 3 July 2014 - 10:25am.
Bargequed Spring Chinook is always a Summer Favorite!
Submitted by John Gross on 13 June 2014 - 10:02am.
Julie put on quite a fishing clinic for Cecil & myself on Thursday's McKenzie drift. She was very busy hooking Steelhead, landing Steelhead, losing Steelhead, getting bait bites, etc... For her Grand Finale, she landed her first "back-bounced" salmon! Cecil and I could only look on with pride as she mastered yet another technique.......I fear we may have created a monster.
Submitted by John Gross on 13 June 2014 - 9:43am.
Submitted by John Gross on 10 June 2014 - 10:50am.
While the wild Spring Chinook run remains viable on the McKenzie River, recent misguided efforts to reduce and/or eliminate hatchery augmentation of the Springer run may eventually threaten the local harvest of Spring Chinook. To date, no objective evidence has been presented that proves that the McKenzie hatchery-reared salmon actually threaten the wild run. Certainly human impacts, dams, roads, culverts, etc all negatively influence habitat and the natural processes. Hatchery salmon however, increase the total number of fish in a system that for all practical purposes, has been permanetly altered by humans and now supports but a mere fraction of the total historic fish population. Humans and other life have benefitted from this incredible food source for eons.
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