Salmon

Spring Salmon and Summer Steelhead have Arrived!

Spring Salmon and Summer Steelhead have Arrived!

McKenzie River Steelhead & Springer fishing will just get better and better by the week. We anticipate Great Fishing well into July given the cool and late late spring season this year and the consequent late arrivel of our fish.

Spring Chinook and Summer Steelhead are on the Move

Spring Chinook and Summer Steelhead are on the Move

More than 7000 Spring Chinook pushed their way over Willamette Falls last week enroute to our local fishing grounds on the Middle Fork Willamette, McKenzie, and the Santiam. With a cumulative count of almost 10,000 salmon, last week's bust of fish signals the official start of our 2011 run, in eanest. 60% of the run is projected to be 5 year old fish, many of which, will weigh 20 pounds or better

Wishing Everyone a Very HAPPY NEW YEAR from Roaring Fork Guide Service

Wishing Everyone a Very HAPPY NEW YEAR from Roaring Fork Guide Service

Salmon fishing on Sixes River in southern Oregon closed today after a very memorable season. The Elk River, a close neighbor to Sixes remains open to the retention of some Chinook through March due to the hatchery component in the run. Already, most of the boats and bank fishermen on both these rivers are targeting winter steelhead. Steelhead season on Elk-Sixes is a very special season. Both rivers have solid runs of feisty chromers and they just don't get nearly the number of boats and fishermen as during salmon season. Side-drifting eggs, puffballs or yarn is the favorite method.

Farewell to a Great Salmon Season on Sixes River

Farewell to a Great Salmon Season on Sixes River

Last night marked a sad good bye to a fantastic salmon season on Sixes River near Port Orford, Oregon. 2010 actually was a great year for salmon on many systems in Oregon. After quite a number of sub-par years, we have come to really appreciate the special years like 2010. It really was like "the good old days" on Elk-Sixes. Only time will tell if 2010 was a single year anomaly caused by improved ocean productivity or if it marks the beginning of multi-year cycle tied to better management decisions.