Big & Bright and Full of Fight - Fall Chinook are on the Bite

The Mighty Rogue River in southwest Oregon is famous for Chrome Fall Fatties

Umpqua Smallmouth take plastics and crankbaits with equal vigor

An Umpqua Smalmouth succumbs to Tom Lindly's favorite crankbait.

In spite of a mediocre salmon run, we scored very good numbers on our 2009 salmon trips

Randy & Max Adkins with a mixed bag of McKenzie salmon and steelhead

Spring Chinook Season on the McKenzie River will close August 15. Excellent opportunities for Upper McKenzie trout fishing and Mainstem Umpqua smallmouth bass rise up to fill the gap. Even novices generally do well fly-rodding for McKenzie Rainbows. While Umpqua bass are not known for size, they make it up in sheer numbers. It is not unusual to land 200 bass on an Umpqua bass drift.

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!

Jan & Pop came out on Top

Jan & Pop came out on Top

Sometimes it's better to be Lucky than good.