Salmon

Fall/Winter Chinook on the Elk & Sixes Rivers Show Well

Fall Chrome

A nice surge of bright Kings have provided great sport in late 2009 on the Elk & Sixes Rivers

ODFW - Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife - Collects Broodstock Salmon on the Chetco River in Soutwest Oregon

ODFW - Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife - Collects Broodstock Salmon on the Chetco River in Soutwest Oregon

I recently observed ODFW personnel and volunteers seining adult salmon down on the Chetco River as hatchery broodstock. Fish will be spawned and then raised at Elk River Hachery and then released next fall to produce the next generation of "Chetco Clippers." After 3-5 years in the ocean, the survivors should return to the Chetco as adults, some to prvide sport and others to repeat the cycle.

Big Prize Leaves a Lasting Memory

November and December are peak months for tying into an Elk River monster salmon. Be sure to contact me for a guided driftboat fishing trip on the Elk or Sixes if you'd like to try your luck.

Folks have been doing well this fall season fishing for big, bright Chinook down near the mouths of the Elk & Sixes Rivers

Upcoming rains will soon raise river and stream levels in southern Oregon enough to allow boaters good access to the famous Fall Chinook fishery down on the Elk & Sixes Rivers. Don't miss your chance to book a trip for the opportinity to catch the fish of a lifetime. November and December are the best months. This fishery is followed immediately by the winter steelhead run which continues through March and provides great sport on most of Oregon's coastal rivers.

We Bid Farewell to our 2009 McKenzie Salmon Season

Good Memories of some beautiful fish!

Big & Bright and Full of Fight - Fall Chinook are on the Bite

The Mighty Rogue River in southwest Oregon is famous for Chrome Fall Fatties