Salmon

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.

Late Arriving McKenzie Springers

Late Arriving McKenzie Springers

Robert K. found some fun action on late-arriving McKenzie River Spring Chinook

A 3- Day McKenzie Fishing Adventure Yields Great Rewards

A 3- Day McKenzie Fishing Adventure Yields Great Rewards

Wes had an absolute blast and brought home not only a lot of stories & memories, but quite a few fillets as we went 12 for 14 over 3 days of salmon and steelhead fishing on his mid-July 2016 McKenzie River Vacation. Truth be told, we spent 1 afternoon with Wes's 6 year old grandson Taylor who put on a clinic of his own catching McKenzie Rainbows. No doubt Mom & his sisters got an earful once Taylor got home.