Gina Scores on the South Santiam

Gina Scores on the South Santiam

A great run of summer steelhead on Willamette Valley rivers helped to make up for salmon restrictions imposed in 2008.

We are still enjoying great fishing on the McKenzie River

We are still enjoying great fishing on the McKenzie River

There is still great fishing available on the Mckenzie River for big game fish

Bill Alltop had a fun-filled day catching steelhead and salmon on Oregon's McKenzie River

Being First Boat Down The River Can Pay Great Dividends

Jiggy Jim diplays a nice Smallmouth he jerked out of the depths while pocket jigging on the Mainstem Umpqua last Tuesday

The Smallmouth bass fishery on Oregon's Umpqua River is considered by many to be world class.  The sheer number of fish that are caught over the course of a day is absolutely staggering.  Boating a hundred to two hundred fish per day is not uncommon.  What the fish may lack in size is easilly outweighed by the increble catch rates, their aggressive nature, and the scappy fights these little guys produce.  Watching multiple fish converge on a single lure is a sight played out over and over during a days drift.  My guest Tom Lindly at one point actually pulled in a single crankbait with two bass on it, one on each of the two trebles.