Summer Steelhead

The Middle Fork Willamette River & the McKenzie Continue to produce Quality Summer Steelhead

The Middle Fork Willamette River & the McKenzie Continue to produce Quality Summer Steelhead

With stealth and patience we are still able to find a few cooperative fish in spite of the hot weather and low & clear water. Mornings and evenings are best on these hot days. On my Wednesday evening trip I had a gentleman who had never touched a fly rod before. After going through the basics he was swinging a purple leach through a rather fishy-looking stretch. As luck would have it, the take from the steelhead was savage and quick. Poor Rich really never knew what hit him before the fish had busted the 10 lb flouro and escaped with a purple souvenir. Jamie & Curtis however, had a tad more luck teaming up on a large McKenzie Chromer.

Steelhead Fishing on the Middle Fork Willamete and McKnzie Rivers will continue well into the Fall Months

Steelhead Fishing on the Middle Fork Willamete and McKnzie Rivers will continue well into the Fall Months

Our local steelhead fishing can provide great sport for acrobatic, tailwalking, line burning fish. These feisty critters have been known to pound quite a variety of presentations including flies, jigs, spinners, plugs, and drifted baits

McKenzie -Willamette Steelhead Fishing

McKenzie -Willamette Steelhead Fishing

Jeff Calavan enjoyed an evening float this week down the McKenzie River

McKenzie River Continues to Produce some Nice Salmon

Bargequed Spring Chinook is always a Summer Favorite!

McKenzie Steelhead & Salmon can really get the Adreniline Flowing

McKenzie Steelhead & Salmon can really get the Adreniline Flowing

Julie put on quite a fishing clinic for Cecil & myself on Thursday's McKenzie drift. She was very busy hooking Steelhead, landing Steelhead, losing Steelhead, getting bait bites, etc... For her Grand Finale, she landed her first "back-bounced" salmon! Cecil and I could only look on with pride as she mastered yet another technique.......I fear we may have created a monster.

Doug & Jay had Quite a Day

Doug & Jay had Quite a Day

Doug & Jay were pretty happy to say the least on their McKenzie Drift on Wednesday. The weather was perfect and the fishing even better as ths boys went 5 for 7 on Steelhead and Spring Chinook.