Hank and Bill enjoyed a productive day fishing for feisty Summer-run Steelhead on the magical McKenzie, a Willamette tributary

Current numbers of returning steelhead and salmon passing over Willamette Falls fish counting station are now on the decline.  It would appear that we are now past the peak of the run.  Because of the distance involved as these fish migrate to their various tributaries, we can still expect fishable number of newly-arriving fish to continue into coming weeks.

Wes Elkins Enjoyed Catching his First McKenzie Steelhead

Wes Elkins Enjoyed Catching his First McKenzie Steelhead

In spite of heavy fishing pressure, we are still finding cooperative steelhead though prime steelhead locations are at a premium. 

Ron and Jim experieced a touch of McKenzie Magic during a great day of Steelheading on July 1, 2008

Jim Lindly & Ron Mirable were more than please with the result of their fishing efforts on Oregons majestic McKenzie river

Shane Wolfe Landed a hefty McKenzie Brute

Shane Wolfe Landed a hefty McKenzie Brute

Big Steelhead making a good show on the McKenzie River

Outstanding Steelheading Filling the Salmon Void - Scotty & Olee do it again

There are good numbers of steelhead arriving daily to the various tributaries on the Willamette System.  These include the Middle Fork Willamette, both forks of the Santiam and our local jewel, The McKenzie.