It's shorts and T-shirt Fishing now on The Emerald Valley's Mighty McKenzie

It's shorts and T-shirt Fishing now on The Emerald Valley's Mighty McKenzie

We are dressing light these days on our summertime McKenzie River guided fishing trips. In addition to our lower river salmon & steelhead trips, we offer fly fishing trips for trout on the very scenic upper McKenzie River. These trips are quite sporting as they provide great family fun and even folks who have never tried a fly rod before, typically have great success landing trout on these trips. We network with a group of local guides to run multiple boat trips for group outings.

Elk Viewing

Elk Viewing

People aren't the only ones on the river who got hot and thirsty during our recent mini heat wave. While fishing, we were treated to a few minutes of elk viewing on the McKenzie as 3 cows came down to cool off and get an ice cold drink. They were so thirsty that they were absolutely gulping the water down. It was fun to observe.

Summer Salmon and Steelhead Continue to Cooperate in spite of Current Heat Wave

Summer Salmon and Steelhead Continue to Cooperate in spite of Current Heat Wave

The boys from Colorado made it out again this summer and somehow conjured up enough vodoo to work their usual magic. In spite of low return numbers and ambient temperatures in the 90s, the gang managed 2 steelhead and 5 salmon to the net........not too shabby under the prevailing conditions.

A Heavy Rain Brings in Some McKenzie Biters

A Heavy Rain Brings in Some McKenzie Biters

Julie & Cecil Moore had quite a day on the McKenzie River Chasing after Spring Chinook Salmonon Tuesday June 25th. Landing 3 Springers was enough of a diversion in order to tollerate a rediculous summer downpour. It truly felt like over 2 inches of rain fell during the trip as many buckets of water were bailed in order to lighten the rowing load. At times the rain slammed down so hard you had to drop your head or close your eyes. Still, the rain definitely pulled in new fish and put them in a cooperative spirit.

Spring Chinook & Summer Steelhead now Arriving on Upper Willamette Tributaries- McKenzie - Willamette Middle Fork - Santiam

Spring Chinook & Summer Steelhead now Arriving on Upper Willamette Tributaries- McKenzie - Willamette Middle Fork - Santiam

Friend Russ Matthews with a healthy, hard-fighting "Springer" he landed on our trip this past thursday. With 16,000 plus Spring Chinook and 5,500 plus Summer Steelhead now past the Willamette Falls Counting Station, we can expect more new arrivals daily through June, July and beyond. These fish will provide some fun local summer sport as we have 3 different major tributaries to the Main Willamette River in close driving distance to the the Eugene-Springfield area of the southern Willamettte Valley.

ROARING FORK GUIDE SERVICE NEWSLETTER - SPRING-SUMMER 2013 -

ROARING FORK GUIDE SERVICE  NEWSLETTER  -  SPRING-SUMMER  2013 -

Spring Greetings 2013 Newsletter

John Gross - Roaring Fork Guide Service - 2013 Newsletter