Salmon

Good Salmon and Steelhead Action on Oregon's McKenzie River makes for Happy Fishermen

Good Salmon and Steelhead Action on Oregon's McKenzie River makes for Happy Fishermen

Jeff and Cody enjoyed a McKenzie River salmon trip to celebrate Fathers Day, landing four of the five salmon they hooked.

Springers continue to provide good action on the McKenzie River near the Springfield/Eugene area in western Oregon

Springers continue to provide good action on the McKenzie River near the Springfield/Eugene area in western Oregon

Ed and his guest Steve from out of town enjoyed some great action fishing Spring Chinook on the Mckenzie River. They landed 4 nice Springers and had several others on.

More Managable River Levels Will Improve the Catch Rate in the Coming Weeks

More Managable River Levels Will Improve the Catch Rate in the Coming Weeks

Trout fishing for pan fry rainbows is very good right now on the McKenzie River as a result of recent planting efforts by ODFW. With a variety of aquatic insects now emerging, there is now increasing opportunity for dry fly action. Willamette Falls fish counts remain at about half of salmon and steelhead that we had in at the same time last season. Currently we have over 23,000 Chinook and over 10,000 steelhead headed to our local rivers. Lower fish numbers and heavy river flows continue to make summer steelhead and spring chinook fishing far more challenging than anticipated.

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.