McKenzie River Trout Fishing - Great Late Summer - Early Fall Fun

McKenzie River Trout Fishing - Great Late Summer -  Early Fall Fun

Dave and Matt Double up on Trout near Eagle Rock on the Upper McKenzie River. Late Summer - Early Fall Trout provide great action for fishermen of any level on the majestic McKenzie River near Eugene, Oregon. Matt Dickerson and his buddy Dave O'Hara set an all-time record for trout landed on a single day's drift while enjoying the gorgeous scenery along the Upper McKenzie last week. Dave & Matt landed over 120 trout, all on flies, wet & dry. The guys put on an amazing fly fishing clinic, the likes of which may never again be duplicated. At trip's end, Matt complained of a sore arm, but tempered the complaint adding that it was a "good kind of sore."

The 2012 Willamette System Spring Chinook Season Fades into History

The 2012 Willamette System Spring Chinook Season Fades into History

Howy's Expression of Triumpf & Conquest appropriately sums up the 2012 McKenzie Springer Season. Fishermen and guides alike agreed that despite a very liberal forecast by ODFW biologists for a bumper run, the actual number of returning adult salmon never came even close to the prediction. Fishermen had to work very, very hard this season to catch even half the number of fish we are accustomed to. While fish numbers seemed markedly below expectations on the MF Willamette & McKenzie Rivers, the South Santiam seemed to fare a bit better this year according to Sweet Home locals who fish the South Fork regularly.

The Middle Fork Willamette can Provide some Great Late Season Action on Feisty Summer-Run Steelhead

The Middle Fork Willamette can Provide some Great Late Season Action on Feisty Summer-Run Steelhead

Jeff & Stu were pleased to land some Town-Run Summer-Runs. These fish will hit a wide variety of presentations. Spinners, flies and driftbaits all contribute to solid late season hook-ups.

Lucky Lindly Displays a Gorgeous Summer Steelhead landed while Drifting the Middle Fork Willamette River

Lucky Lindly Displays a Gorgeous Summer Steelhead landed while Drifting the Middle Fork Willamette River

As McKenzie River Salmon Fishing comes to a close, focus changes to other options including the now famous "Town Run" on the Willamette as it passes through Springfield & Eugene Oregon.

Wes & Wes Team Up on some Serious Springer Action

Wes & Wes  Team Up on some Serious Springer Action

Unlike last year, Wes Jr. stepped up to the plate in 2012 and put on a serious Back-Bouncing Clinic for his Dad's enjoyment.

Frank & The Boys from Colorado get a Taste of Chinook Fishing in Oregon

Frank & The Boys from Colorado get a Taste of Chinook Fishing in Oregon

Even Rocky Mountain Fly Fishermen can catch West Coast Salmon