Summer Steelhead

A 3- Day McKenzie Fishing Adventure Yields Great Rewards

A 3- Day McKenzie Fishing Adventure Yields Great Rewards

Wes had an absolute blast and brought home not only a lot of stories & memories, but quite a few fillets as we went 12 for 14 over 3 days of salmon and steelhead fishing on his mid-July 2016 McKenzie River Vacation. Truth be told, we spent 1 afternoon with Wes's 6 year old grandson Taylor who put on a clinic of his own catching McKenzie Rainbows. No doubt Mom & his sisters got an earful once Taylor got home.

Gary opened up a can of Mojo on his recent McKenzie Fishing Adventure

Gary opened up a can of Mojo on his recent McKenzie Fishing Adventure

Gary prevailed on 2 out of 3 of the Steelhead we tangled with on his recent McKenzie River Drift.

In Memory of Chris

In Memory of Chris

Long time friend and frequent guest of RFGS, Chrissy D. recently lost a hard-fought battle with cancer. Her love of life, people, and fishing lives on in our hearts and memories along with that unforgettable infectious laugh and smile. Chrissy is holding a massive McKenzie River Steelhead, one of many toads she put in the boat over our years fishing together.

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!