Salmon

Big Kings Staging at the Elk River Mouth

Big Kings Staging at the Elk River Mouth

In November and December I am headquartered down south on the Elk & Sixes Rivers at Port Orford. We have high hopes for a great late fall season this year. Big chunker Chinook are the target prey and the driftboat provides our means of attack. With consistent fall rains from Mother Nature and abundant numbers from the fish gods, this season could be epic. If you've never dabbled in this fishery, you may want to consider booking a trip.

The Beauty & Bounty of Fall Fishing

The Beauty & Bounty of Fall Fishing

As we move toward November so do the Fall Salmon move upriver from the lower tidewaters to their natal tributaries. Brillant hues of yellow, orange and red adorn the river banks as anglers mine the waters for the platinum prize that swims below. Fishing tactics change as fishermen progress upriver. Tidewater trolling gradually gives way to plugs, spinners and carefully drifted baits and succullent eggs supended below floats. Persistent fly fishermen can find action as well, given the right conditions.

Oh Happy Days! Siuslaw Producing some Nice Fall Catches.

Oh Happy Days!  Siuslaw Producing some Nice Fall Catches.

Dave Sr. & Dave Jr. with some Beautiful Siuslaw Salmon

Fiesty Coho can really put up a Tussle

Fiesty Coho can really put up a Tussle

This happy angler enjoyed some powerful runs from a large Silver Salmon that responded to the flash of a spinner.

Big & Bright - Works Just Right

Big & Bright  -  Works Just Right

You never know exactly what might latch on. Jamie tied into a big bruiser of a Coho while trolling the "Plug-Cut" in mid-October with RFGS on the Lower Siuslaw

Exciting Fall Chinook Fishing Peaks on Numerous Systems

Exciting Fall Chinook Fishing Peaks on Numerous Systems

Ed and Cliff had quite a day recently while drifting the very scenic Siletz River. Both bait and plugs seemed to produced equally well. The intermittent downpours didn't phase the boys at all and in fact, Cliff maintained that his stylish pink rainpants somehow influenced their great success.