Salmon

Siuslaw Silvers on the Bite!

Siuslaw Silvers on the Bite!

For several weeks now the Siuslaw River has been dishing out some consistent Silver Salmon action. While trolling herring down in the Bay near Florence has been the "go to" method, some folks have found some very cooperative Coho on spinners, trolled or pitched. Impending rain may soon move the fish, but hopefully a new batch will shoot in from the Pacific as river levels from the current freshet recede.

Fall Salmon Fishing is in Full Swing on Oregon's Coastal Rivers

Fall Salmon Fishing is in Full Swing on Oregon's Coastal Rivers

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.

Late Season Mckenzie Salmon Fishing Winding Down

Late Season Mckenzie Salmon Fishing Winding Down

Bert & Bret went 2 for 3 on late-arriving Salmon during their McKenzie River drift last Saturday.

McKenzie River Continues to Produce some Nice Salmon

Bargequed Spring Chinook is always a Summer Favorite!

McKenzie Steelhead & Salmon can really get the Adreniline Flowing

McKenzie Steelhead & Salmon can really get the Adreniline Flowing

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.

Doug & Jay had Quite a Day

Doug & Jay had Quite a Day

Doug & Jay were pretty happy to say the least on their McKenzie Drift on Wednesday. The weather was perfect and the fishing even better as ths boys went 5 for 7 on Steelhead and Spring Chinook.