John Gross, Roaring Fork Guide Service, 39621 Deerhorn Rd, Springfield, Oregon 97478
Email: email@example.com, Tel: +1 541 726 7234
Guided excursions & fishing trips on Oregon's premier rivers and coastal streams
Salmon · Trout · Steelhead · Bass
Submitted by John Gross on 8 October 2014 - 7:59pm.
Last week I had the priviledge of introducing a couple guys from out-of-town to the McKenzie River. They were looking for a couple days of mostly fly fishing and got to see quite a bit of river as we did about 10 miles each day. Day 1 we fished the upper river and gave the guys a few good rides through some white water with a chance to enjoy the scenic majesty along the river.
Submitted by John Gross on 7 September 2014 - 4:36pm.
A mix of luck and skill may have combined to produce a nice pair of McKenzie River Summer Run Steelhead for Frank and Tina on day 2 of their McKenzie Valley visit to enjoy our local waters. F & T are old friends from decades ago (college), so it was fun to share old memories and get the update on recent events as both their sons got married this summer.
Submitted by John Gross on 7 September 2014 - 4:16pm.
My good old friends Frank & Tina out visiting from Colorado booked a coulple days of fun fishing on the McKenzie just after Labor Day. Temperatures cooled down just a little bit from the persistent summer heat that has prevailed and raft & boat numbers diminished enough to provide an atmosphere of relative solitude, all which made for really pleasant floats.
Submitted by John Gross on 1 August 2014 - 8:46am.
With stealth and patience we are still able to find a few cooperative fish in spite of the hot weather and low & clear water. Mornings and evenings are best on these hot days. On my Wednesday evening trip I had a gentleman who had never touched a fly rod before. After going through the basics he was swinging a purple leach through a rather fishy-looking stretch. As luck would have it, the take from the steelhead was savage and quick. Poor Rich really never knew what hit him before the fish had busted the 10 lb flouro and escaped with a purple souvenir. Jamie & Curtis however, had a tad more luck teaming up on a large McKenzie Chromer.
Steelhead Fishing on the Middle Fork Willamete and McKenzie Rivers will continue well into the Fall MonthsSubmitted by John Gross on 26 July 2014 - 2:03pm.
Submitted by John Gross on 26 July 2014 - 1:47pm.