Fall Chinook Fishing is in Full Swing!

Fall Chinook Fishing is in Full Swing!

In the photo, Matt Mulbry admires a hard-fighting Siuslaw Salmon

Umpqua River Smallmouth Bass - Fantastic Family Fun!

Umpqua River Smallmouth Bass - Fantastic Family Fun!

Late Summer is now peak season for Smallmouth Bass on the Umpqua River. If ya want to get kids hooked on fishing, it's hard to beat Umpqua Smallmouth fishing. The action is often non-stop and gear and technique are all pretty simple. The water is very warm (mid 70s) so swimming makes for a great short break.

Hard-Fighting Spring Chinook continue to Provide Prolonged Action in the Southern Willamette Valley

Hard-Fighting Spring Chinook continue to Provide Prolonged Action in the Southern Willamette Valley

Wes & Wes Jr. managed to put some nice fish in the box while fishing the McKenzie River this past week.

Mckenzie River Summer Salmon & Steelhead still Available

Mckenzie River Summer Salmon & Steelhead still Available

Wes Elkins found some nice Springers to take home during his annual July McKenzie Trip

Epic McKenzie Steelhead Battle

Epic McKenzie Steelhead Battle

Yesterday's catch will be long remembered by both my guest Russ and myself. While working one of the McKenzie's Salmon holes in search of a willing Spring Chinook, we noticed the silhouettes of 4 steelhead laying toward the tailout. Very low water, sunshine and swirling inconsistent currents make fishing this piece of water difficult and often an effort in futility. Normally by the time you position the boat to where you can actually get an accurate presentation, the fish see you and subsequently disappear upstream into the depths of the pool. Regardless, we decided to take on the challenge.