Super high quality fish are still in the mix on our MF Willamette & McKenzie Salmon/Steelhead Combo Trips. Always a pleasure to connect with fish like these relatively late in the season.
Dwight and Milton got to take home some quality McKenzie River tablefare.
Gary was happy to land a feisty Summer Steelhead & a fresh Spring Chinook on Tuesday's trip down the McKenzie River. Action should continue to heat up in the weeks to come through June & July. On yesterday's trout trip we landed 21 Rainbows on about 35 takes on wets & dries. Great trout fishing should also continue through the summer.
Large Winter Steelhead are often available in the Month of March. Once in a while everything comes together with dropping river levels after a freshet and even some sunshine can all cumulate into magical March memories. Meanwhile, such rivers as the Umpqua and the Columbia are among the large systems already producing the coveted Spring Chinook salmon.
In addition to our local salmon trips, as the summer progresses we have some really fun fishing alternatives for Bass and Trout. The trout trips offer a great opportunity for novice fly-fishers to gain the confidence that flies really do work! It is not uncommon for a first-timer to hook as many as 30 fish of which he or she might land 15-20. It's great fun!
Guests display 2 of the 4 Salmon they landed on a recent Spring Chinook salmon trip with Roaring Fork Guide Service.
With over 40,000 Springers in the Upper Willamette System, our local salmon fishing should peak through the month of June and hopefully endure beyond. A glimpse of what can happen when you bring a can of magic MOJO!
A Memorial Day Float produced some Spring Chinook action for us. We were pleasantly surprised with an unexpected lack of boats out on the holiday. It made for a very peaceful and scenic outing.
RFGS Newsletter - Spring/Summer - 2015 Dear Friends, Fishermen & Guests, I greet you with exciting news. Hard fighting Spring Chinook salmon are currently arriving in really decent numbers in the major tributaries to the Willamette River. With a low snow pack in the mountains, a mild spring, and below average rainfall, the Springers have migrated way earlier than usual this season and are posting some pretty impressive numbers. Nature never ceases to amaze me. It seems the fish instinctively know that they need to make their move upriver early this year while river levels and water temperatures are [...]