McKenzie River Spring Chinook Run Forecasted to be Excellent

2010 McKenzie River Spring Chinook - Summer Steelhead Fishing should produce some PHENOMINAL days!

Salmon and steelhead fishing on Oregon's Mckenzie River and on the entire Willamette System is predicted to be outstanding this season. We did generally very well last season in a slow season. We can only imagine what it's going to be like this year!

Springers are now adding to the mix of wonderful wild Steelhead on the North Umpqua

RFGS guide John Gross admires his guest Al's first steelhead just prior to release

We have entered the final stretch for winter steelhead fishing on most of our coastal streams. A few select rivers offer prolonged opportunity for some continued steelhead fishing beyond the general March 31st cutoff. Numerous rivers and sections of some rivers remain open to steelhead fishing year-round. The Rogue, the Umpqua, and the Siletz fall into this category. The Whitaker Run on the Siuslaw remains open through April 15, while the South Fork of the Coquille stays open through April 30. Winter steelhead fishing on the Siuslaw however, has slowed considerably.

Fly Fishing the Upper McKenzie River

Fly Fishing the Upper McKenzie River

While working the crystal clear waters of the upper McKenzie......suddenly the all so familiar cry rings out....FISH-ON!

Summer Fun on the River

Late season salmon are still being caught daily on the McKenzie River near Eugene, Oregon

Salmon, Trout and Steelhead all Available on Oregon's McKenzie River

A nice catch of fish is still in the cards on the McKenzie for folks looking for salmon action

Fishing Still Holding Strong on Oregon's Mckenzie River

On one trip this past week we had the opportunity to break from a steady regime of salmon fishing to dabble in some fly fishing for trout. We found plenty of scrappy Rainbows eager enough to take a fly. They hit dries and wets and kept us busy and we probably missed as many as we landed.