Our local steelhead fishing can provide great sport for acrobatic, tailwalking, line burning fish. These feisty critters have been known to pound quite a variety of presentations including flies, jigs, spinners, plugs, and drifted baits
Bert & Bret went 2 for 3 on late-arriving Salmon during their McKenzie River drift last Saturday.
As our Spring Chinook Season begins to wind down, local steelhead fishing on the Middle Fork Willamette & McKenzie Rivers will get more attenion. My guest and good friend Jeff went home with a late-arrival Springer and nice Summer Steelhead as testimony to his evening's effort.
The McKenzie River continues to produce some nice Spring Chinook Salmon for folks with a little patience and diligence. During yesterday's drift, we landed 3 nice hatchery springers that will make for great 4th of July barbequing....and then some. It's hard to beat buttery & succulent Spring Chinook fresh off the BBQ. Meanwhile, reports of great Steelhead fishing over on the Middle Fork Willamette right in Eugene and up above are beginning to filter in.