First pass of the morning and Bill was into an Elk River chrome Chunker Chinook. What a way to start the day!
Kelly & Bill had a day to remember landing the famed Elk River Hawgs they had only previously heard about. The short-lived rise in the river gave way to a couple days of hot fishing before the river dropped back to low and clear conditions. I just hope they had a good supply of Ben Gay!
A recent rise in the river levels on the Elk and Sixes Rivers last week resulted in some spectacular action on chrome-bright chunker Fall Chinook. Unfortunately, the water levels receded just as fast and the rivers returned to the low and clear conditions which preceded the rains. The first winter steelhead on Elk River has already been reported in the catch. In stark contrast to her rather quiet and reserved husband Cecil, my guest Julie is hardly known for silence when she's got a fish on. I in fact got a few comments later that day like " that [...]