Late Summer - Early Fall Trout provide great action for fishermen of any level on the majestic McKenzie near Eugene, Oregon. Matt Dickerson and his buddy Dave O'Hara set an all-time record for trout landed on a single day's drift while enjoying the gorgeous scenery along the Upper McKenzie River last week. Dave & Matt landed over 120 trout, all on flies, wet & dry. The guys put on an amazing fly fishing clinic, the likes of which may never again be duplicated. At trip's end, Matt complained of a sore arm, but tempered the complaint adding that it was [...]
Cecil & Julie brought some hot "Mojo" along on their McKenzie fishing trip on Wednesday. They really had a blast, and let me tell you, when Julie hooks a fish, pretty much everyone for half a mile knows it. Great fun! They ended up taking home 3 big Springers and a chromer Steelhead to boot. Not too shabby for folks looking for pleasant float, where hooking a salmon would be just a bonus. That kind of good attitude seems to just bring success.
My Guest Jamie Lowe was all smiles yesterday on his first Springer trip of the season. Fishing pressure was surprisingly light and the weather, absolutely delightful as we drifted down the McKenzie River. Hooking 3 salmon was icing on the cake, boding well for a season that is now just underway. We look forward to many more memorable days in the weeks ahead.
A very good run of Springers and Summer Steelhead is anticipated for the 2012 season. A few fresh chrome-bright steelhead are already showing up in the McKenzie, MF Willamette, & Santiam systems. We have been enjoying some great hatchery trout action mostly on pitched spinners and spoons in the coastal lakes as we wait for the steelhead and salmon fishing to really materialize
RFGS Newsletter - Spring/Summer - 2012 Dear Friends, Fishermen & Guests, After a very cold, and snowy start to our spring, the last 2 days of sunshine were a very welcome change. I guess the bright side of all the extra work bucking up downed trees and cleaning up limbs and brush is the resulting cache of stocked firewood that will no doubt provide winter heat for years to come. It’s definitely time to start focusing on more enjoyable pursuits such as river floats and fishing trips.