Wishing You All a Very Happy & Peaceful New Year in 2018! We finished off the 2017 Chinook Season down on Elk - Sixes with some beautiful bright Hawgs. Already looking forward to next season. ODFW is forecasting a better 2018 Springer Season on the Willamette System so we eagerly await better Spring Chinook numbers for our up-coming McKenzie Season. The fish often show in catchable numbers by late May.......Fingers Crossed!
At the start of the trip, Betty wasn't 100% sure about the whole fishing thing. However, after landing a nice Elk River hatchery hen, she was definitely sold on the whole gig. She did a nice job handling the feisty Elk Chinook. Michael was certainly tickled to share in Betty's joy.
Though a fly fishing addict at heart, Kathy acquiesced to running a plug, and was rewarded handsomely! As the fish ripped off 150 feet of line in no time, I think she sensed some panic in my demeanor. It was definitely a tug of war, but Kathy definitely settled down and patiently worked and worked and worked the King back to the gravel bar & boat and ultimately to the net. I know she considered handing the rod off several times during the battle, but Tom & I encouraged her to continue and we were all glad she did. These [...]
The Elk and Sixes River Salmon Fishing is currently in Full Swing. This is a weather-driven fishery so timing can be very important. With each rain, new fish come in on the tides providing new action to anxious fishermen. This late run of Fall-Winter Chinook can last all the way through December. Each year, chrome bright tackle-testing, fat Hawgs in the 30-40 lb range become part of the catch to fortunate anglers. As a guide, I am equally fortunate to be head-quartered this time of year in the town of Port Orford, only a mile from the two rivers, the [...]
Julia won an epic battle against this huge hatchery origin King Salmon taken in December on the pristine Elk River near Port Orford Oregon.
After cancelling his Elk-Sixes Salmon trip for several years running due to poor river conditions, Mark was all smiles with his December 2016 morning effort.
Thanks to recent storms, the Elk and Sixes Rivers are running high and muddy today. Due to the popularity of these two gorgeous south coast streams, fishing in late November proved a tad tougher than earlier in the season as fishing and boat pressure has increased dramatically. None the less, persistence and a tap from Lady Luck's wand, continues to create special moments and lasting memories from this season's Elk-Sixes fishing.
We continue to yard some deep-bodied Chromeballs from the famed Elk & Sixes Rivers on Oregon's beautiful South Coast! In addition to the big Kings, we also landed our first Winter Steelhead of the season just this past week.
These Fish are "Strong Like Bull"
Come join us for a memorable drift down the Elk or Sixes. These hot fish definitely leave a mark!