Wes Connected with Numerous Late-Run Spring Chinook Over the past 10 days we have had great luck finding some quality Spring Chinook, mostly of hatchery origin. To our delight, all the fish retained had nice orange meat. Back-bouncing baits, running baits behind divers, and even plugs all produced strikes. Wes spent 2 days of his vacation successfully chasing after big fish and then also did a day of fly fishing for Rainbow Trout on the very scenic upper McKenzie River with his son Wes Jr. and grandson Taylor also joining in on the fun. It was great to watch all three [...]
Fishing Reunion This past Thursday & Friday I had the opportunity and privilege of coordinating a mini fishing reunion on the McKenzie River for a group of former freshmen dorm mates dating back forty some odd years since college. What a fun group! It was so interesting to marvel at the incredibly diverse paths taken by each person leading to their current career. Included was a surgeon, a commercial real estate executive, numerous engineers, and a corporate financial planner. Lunch near Eagle Rock On Day One, we tried for salmon on the lower river which proved a tough nut to [...]
McKenzie River Trout & Salmon Fishing Improving daily! Jeff & his friend David enjoyed some excellent fly action resulting in 50+ fish to the boat, not to mention, some spectacular scenery during their McKenzie River trout fishing adventure last Saturday. In the left photo Jeff is playing a feisty McKenzie River Rainbow Trout in direct view of famed monolith "Eagle Rock" as his backdrop. The upper McKenzie includes some rapids with pocket water and stair steps. It has quite a bit more gradient than the lower river below Leaburg Dam. The pool and drop character of the upper river [...]
We have numerous local Lakes in the Eugene-Springfield area, all of which have good trout fishing. We can comfortably accommodate as many as 4 guests in the Jet Boat on these lake fishing trips. The close attention of my guests in preparing their rigs certainly paid off in fish! On some lakes we cast lures while on other lakes it's a troll fishery. Some of the lakes are less than an hour drive from the Eugene -Springfield area. Among the local favorites are Dexter and Lookout Point Reservoir and also Fall Creek and Hills Creek Reservoir. Cottage Grove and Dorena [...]
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.