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. Most of our action [...]
Julie put on quite a fishing clinic for Cecil & myself on Thursday's McKenzie drift. She was very busy hooking Steelhead, landing Steelhead, losing Steelhead, getting bait bites, etc... For her Grand Finale, she landed her first "back-bounced" salmon! Cecil and I could only look on with pride as she mastered yet another technique.......I fear we may have created a monster.
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. The McKenzie River, the South Santiam and the Middle Fork Willamette all sport runs of Summer Steelhead & Spring [...]