A hard fought battle with a big Elk River Winter Steelhead results in Chrome to the Beach
For the few anglers working the Elk and Sixes, steelhead are far out-numbering Chinook in the creel census for the last week of 2012 and the first week of 2013. We have been fortunate to be the only boat with salmon for the ODFW checkers at the Ironhead landing for several days. We have been especially pleased that the fish have been in gorgeous condition, bright and shiny.
Oregon's world renown Elk River features the state's latest arriving run of fall/winter Chinook that are big, bright and beautiful chunkers. Susan was delighted to come out on the winning side of a hard-fought battle with a gorgeous shiney football of a specimen.
The Elk & Sixes Rivers in Southern Oregon are known for a late run of beautiful, big Fall Chinook. November & December are the best months to book a trip for these great fish.
Glenn miller truly appreciated some hard fighting Elk River Chinook he landed in early January 2012 while fishing with guide John Gross. Glenn displays two of the 4 fish hooked during the drift before a late afternoon rain sent us rowing hard to the take out.