Hard fighting, chrome bright, line burning, relentless demons, chock full of piss & vinegar. That's why we come to fish the Elk & Sixes Rivers. We catch these gorgeous mint fish often just a mile or two from the ocean.
Large Winter Steelhead are often available in the Month of March. Once in a while everything comes together with dropping river levels after a freshet and even some sunshine can all cumulate into magical March memories. Meanwhile, such rivers as the Umpqua and the Columbia are among the large systems already producing the coveted Spring Chinook salmon.
Now that we have transitioned from Salmon fishing into our Winter Steelhead season, we are enjoying consistent steelhead action on our southcoast streams whenever river levels and conditions cooperate
Pat & Julia are all smiles with a portion of their limit from last Saturday's South-coast fishing excursion
Fishing was great on the Elk & Sixes Rivers for a couple weeks or more while we had enough water in the rivers to invite the returning salmon and to float drift boats. While Seattle and Portland have been hammered with rain, recent storms have somehow missed Port Orford causing me to have to reschedule this weeks' trips due to low water levels in the rivers. Bring on the Rain!
Due to recent rains the Elk & Sixes Rivers are enjoying sustained, reasonable water levels and the fish are responding favorably.
Hank can certainly attest to the size and power of these late-run fish!
As we sadly say goodbye to our Fall-Winter Chinook Season, we happlily transition into our Winter Steelhead Season. Roaring Fork Guide Service wishes you All the Best in 2015!
Cecil & Julie put together a great team effort to land this hard-fighting Salmon just in on the tide on lower Sixes.