Doug & Jay were pretty happy to say the least on their McKenzie Drift on Wednesday. The weather was perfect and the fishing even better as ths boys went 5 for 7 on Steelhead and Spring Chinook.
Doug was quite happy to land this large Spring Chinook salmon caught yesterday on his trip with RFGS. This hatchery fish tested both gear & skill and will provide an unmitigated delicacy for the barbeque. As he put it, "at the current cost of non-farmed salmon, the filets off this beast are worth several hundred dollars." Trout fishing on the McKenzie remains very productive and both salmon and steelhead are currently available on the Middle Fork Willamette and on the South Santiam as well. While the wild Spring Chinook run remains viable on the McKenzie River, recent misguided efforts [...]
Good Friend & Guest J-LO was all smiles as he got into several Steelhead and a big Springer on our drift yesterday