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.
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.
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.