Salmon

No Rain & Low Water Made for a Tough Fall Cinook Season on the Elk & Sixes Rivers

No Rain & Low Water Made for a Tough Fall Cinook Season on the Elk & Sixes Rivers

A few very fortunate anglers were blessed with good timing this fall down on Elk-Sixes. While most anglers have been faced with tough drought-like conditions,this father and sons trio teamed up on memorable effort landing several chrome-bight beauties during their Elk River fishing adventure. Each individual played a key role in the effort. Jamie (dad) rowed the boat into the correct slot to find an aggressive and cooperative fish. Wyatt hooked and played the fish like a pro while his younger brother Dillon deftly handled the net.

Fall Chinook are now Staging in most Oregon Coastal Estuaries

Fall Chinook are now Staging in most Oregon Coastal Estuaries

FISHING REPORT:

Fish moved on up fairly quickly this past week on the Coos System, but a few are holding long enough in the Bay to grab an occasional bait. Silvers and Chinook are showing themselves on the lower Umpqua, especially just before high slack, but an aggressive & consistent bite has failed to develop. From Thursday through Sunday of last week, reports of improved Chinook fishing on the Siuslaw surfaced. The lower Coquille is now kicking out fish well upriver of Rocky Point and the crabbing near Bandon is reported as excellent.

McKenzie River Spring Salmon Run - A Long Haul - Hard Work Yields Good Results

McKenzie River Spring Salmon Run - A Long Haul - Hard Work Yields Good Results

Ron & Jen Mirabile had a great late season trip for McKenzie River Salmon. Apparently under duress, Jen had only reluctantly agreed to a fishing trip with her husband Ron. If memory serves correctly, she ended up the "hot hooker" of a trip that yielded limits for everyone. Rumor even has it that we may very well see her again!

Jim & Mark had another very Successful McKenzie River Drift

Jim & Mark had another very Successful McKenzie River Drift

The guys enjoyed some "HOT" Fishing on a warm July day going 5 for 8 on Springers.