Spring Chinook and Summer Steelhead now Showing on the McKenzie River

While the wild Spring Chinook run remains viable on the McKenzie River, recent misguided efforts to reduce and/or eliminate hatchery augmentation of the Springer run may eventually threaten the local harvest of Spring Chinook. To date, no objective evidence has been presented that proves that the McKenzie hatchery-reared salmon actually threaten the wild run. Certainly human impacts, dams, roads, culverts, etc all negatively influence habitat and the natural processes. Hatchery salmon however, increase the total number of fish in a system that for all practical purposes, has been permanetly altered by humans and now supports but a mere fraction of the total historic fish population. Humans and other life have benefitted from this incredible food source for eons.

It's That Time of Year!

It's That Time of Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Dear Fishermen, Browsers and Viewers-

Elk & Sixes Rivers Continue to Produce after each New Splash of Rain

Elk & Sixes Rivers Continue to Produce after each New Splash of Rain

Wes was all smiles with his shiny Elk River catch!