Trout

So Long Winter Fish

For most of our coastal rivers, we are now in waning days of winter steelheading which will close on March 31st. Several systems will stay open however and continue to produce winter steelhead well into April.

Siuslaw Salmon

We ran over to the Siuslaw and Lake Creek yesterday to check for salmon moving out of the tidewater and up into the free-flowing stretches.

McKenzie Dry-Fly Fishing

On Saturday we ran a half-day trip down the McKenzie River casting double dries.

Fall Fishing

As fall approaches we are often focused on the many chores necessary to prepare for the winter. Still, it is one of the most diverse times of the year for fishermen in terms of options.

Son Out-fishes Dad

On Tuesday I ran yet another trout trip fly fishing the scenic upper McKenzie River. I had father and son from Nevada on board.

Beat the Heat

We escaped the heat this past week by hitting some whitewater stretches on the upper Mckenzie River while chasing after the abundant hatchery trout that consistently smashed our flies.