Banner Days on Upper McKenzie River Trout

Banner Days on Upper McKenzie River Trout

Fly rods in hand, Fred & Rider double up on Trout at Eagle Rock

Upper McKenzie Surprise Summer Steelhead

Upper McKenzie Surprise Summer Steelhead

Amy was all smiles after deftly landing a surprise Summer Steehead while trout fishing the Upper McKenzie River.

Siuslaw Salmon Fishing

Siuslaw Salmon Fishing

We have begun our coastal salmon trips for Fall 2016. Trolling the Bays and the lower reaches of our coastal river is often the ticket to finding beautiful big fresh Chrome. This fortunate guest was blessed with a Chunky Siuslaw Toad on Tuesday's trip. Meanwhile, we continue to enjoy consistent success on our McKenzie River drift boat trips chasing down scrappy rainbows. Even novice fly fishers are doing well on the aggressive Rainbow Trout.

The Scenic & Fishy Upper McKenzie

The Scenic & Fishy Upper McKenzie

The gorgeous Upper McKenzie River distinguishes itself from the lower reaches as faster, shallower, and with more gradient. Boaters need to pay closer attention while plying the waters and fishermen need greater accuracy, especially when picking apart the tiny pockets located within a rapid and the micro flats or steps that comprise a given gradient. With a little direction from his guide, Bosey did a great job of locating the miniscule fish-holding buckets, often no larger than a standard bathtub, as he deftly worked his flies down through swift and choppy gradients.

McKenzie Trout Fly Fishing

McKenzie Trout Fly Fishing

Day 2 of Bo's McKenzie adventure involved a long run on the Lower River. Casting different combinations of a dry with a dropper nymph, the Boser put on quite a trout clinic as the fish took both wet and dries. While Bo landed at least 17 fish, we won't mention how many how many others got away.....

McKenzie River Fun

McKenzie River Fun

We ran 3 very fun & productive trips this past week with Bosey G. The excitement started with an impromptu afternoon-evening drift mostly swinging flies for steelhead in the chop and tail-outs. We ended up with a surprise late season salmon in the very last tailout. What a great fight it gave us on steelhead gear! Given the late calendar date, we were blown away by the wonderful condition of this hatchery "Springer" caught on August 27 and which cut a beautiful orange colored meat and barbequed up like a May 1st Spring Chinook. Yum, Yum! The following 2 days we enjoyed some excellent fly fishing for a mix of hatchery and wild Trout on the Upper and Lower McKenzie.