Salmon

McKenzie River Offers a Hat-Trick of Fishing Options

McKenzie River Offers a Hat-Trick of Fishing Options

In addition to some excellent fly fishing for trout, we now have Spring Chinook Salmon & feisty Summer Steelhead all producing some fun summer fishing action on the McKenzie. This past week, Julie and her Dad celebrated a combination Birthday-Fathers Day with a salmon/steelhead combo trip. In addition to Julie's big steelhead, they landed several nice Springers as well. Suffice to say, their Father's Day BBQ was plentiful!

Springer Action Heats Up on the McKenzie River

John & Hank had a great day last Friday batting 1000 as they went 4 for 4 on McKenzie River Spring Chinook. Salmon continue to migrate over Willamette Falls at a rate of several hundred per day. If this rate remains consistent, we should continue to find fish well into July.

Spring Chinook - Summer Steelhead - Trout Now Showing on the McKenzie River & Middle Fork Willamette

Spring Chinook - Summer Steelhead - Trout             Now Showing on the McKenzie River & Middle Fork Willamette

Gary was happy to land a feisty Summer Steelhead & a fresh Spring Chinook on Tuesday's trip down the McKenzie River. Action should continue to heat up in the weeks to come through June & July. On yesterday's trout trip we landed 21 Rainbows on about 35 takes on wets & dries. Great trout fishing should also continue through the summer.

Late season Fishing on the Elk & Sixes Rivers in Southern Oregon Provided Great Sport for Salmon and Steelhead Enthusiasts

Late season Fishing on the Elk & Sixes Rivers in Southern Oregon Provided Great Sport for Salmon and Steelhead Enthusiasts

Even chrome-bright Chinook laden with sea lice were still cooperating into the 1st week of January

The Oregon South Coast Rivers Produce Nice Catches When River Levels Cooperate

The Oregon South Coast Rivers Produce Nice Catches When River Levels Cooperate

Pat & Julia are all smiles with a portion of their limit from last Saturday's South-coast fishing excursion

Elk & Sixes River Chinook Fishing - Crankin' in the Big Boys

Elk & Sixes River  Chinook Fishing   -  Crankin' in the Big Boys

Fishing was great on the Elk & Sixes Rivers for a couple weeks or more while we had enough water in the rivers to invite the returning salmon and to float drift boats. While Seattle and Portland have been hammered with rain, recent storms have somehow missed Port Orford causing me to have to reschedule this weeks' trips due to low water levels in the rivers. Bring on the Rain!