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.
Due to questionable weather/river conditions last season, poor Gene Calavan had to wait a full year to finally enjoy a birthday fishing trip with his dad Jeff. As the accompanying photo demonstrates, the boys hit GOLD! I'm sure Gene will long remember this birthday trip as he struggles to hold 2 Sixes River monsters that easily broke 30 pounds each.
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.