We had a very pleasant drift yesterday on the Middle Fork Willamette with several chances on feisty Summer Steelhead. Despite a forecast for very hot temperatures, a cool breeze off the water kept us really comfortable throughout the float. It's always a pleasant surprise when an apparent trout bite turns into an acrobatic tail-walking, summersaulting, line-burning Steelhead!
Dwight and Milton got to take home some quality McKenzie River tablefare.
In addition to some excellent fly fishing for trout, we now have Spring Chinook Salmon & feisty Summer Steelhead all producing some fun summer fishing action on the McKenzie. This past week, Julie and her Dad celebrated a combination Birthday-Fathers Day with a salmon/steelhead combo trip. In addition to Julie's big steelhead, they landed several nice Springers as well. Suffice to say, their Father's Day BBQ was plentiful!