Summer Steelhead

Middle Fork Willamette River is still kicking out some nice Springers along with it's gorgeous Summer Steelhead

Middle Fork Willamette River is still kicking out some nice Springers along with it's gorgeous Summer Steelhead

After shaking off the loss of a challenging summer steelhead which won the battle by shaking the hook at the last minute, Gary was very pleased to make good on his first back-bounced Willamette Springer.

Spring Chinook & Summer Steehead Combo Trips

Spring Chinook & Summer Steehead Combo Trips

In addition to the great McKenzie River trout action, we are still finding Spring Chinook and feisty Summer Steelhead on our Summer float trips.

McKenzie River Offers a Hat-Trick of Fishing Options

McKenzie River Offers a Hat-Trick of Fishing Options

In addition to some excellent fly fishing for trout, we now have Spring Chinook Salmon & feisty Summer Steelhead all producing some fun summer fishing action on the McKenzie. This past week, Julie and her Dad celebrated a combination Birthday-Fathers Day with a salmon/steelhead combo trip. In addition to Julie's big steelhead, they landed several nice Springers as well. Suffice to say, their Father's Day BBQ was plentiful!

Springer Action Heats Up on the McKenzie River

John & Hank had a great day last Friday batting 1000 as they went 4 for 4 on McKenzie River Spring Chinook. Salmon continue to migrate over Willamette Falls at a rate of several hundred per day. If this rate remains consistent, we should continue to find fish well into July.

Spring Chinook - Summer Steelhead - Trout Now Showing on the McKenzie River & Middle Fork Willamette

Spring Chinook - Summer Steelhead - Trout             Now Showing on the McKenzie River & Middle Fork Willamette

Gary was happy to land a feisty Summer Steelhead & a fresh Spring Chinook on Tuesday's trip down the McKenzie River. Action should continue to heat up in the weeks to come through June & July. On yesterday's trout trip we landed 21 Rainbows on about 35 takes on wets & dries. Great trout fishing should also continue through the summer.

Winter Steelheading Moves into Full Swing. Many Rivers will peak from late January through February.

Winter Steelheading Moves into Full Swing.  Many Rivers will peak from late January through February.

The aerial displays and burning runs these fish can provide can be absolutely mind boggling. We had 1 fish take to the air no less than ten times. At times the fish was 5 feet in the air with multiple somersaults!