Salmon

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.

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.