Spring Greetings 2013 Newsletter John Gross - Roaring Fork Guide Service - 2013 Newsletter As a relatively mild winter melts into spring, it‘s time to start formulating plans for outdoor adventures including spring & summer fishing. I just took a peak at the early numbers for Summer Steelhead and Spring Chinook observed migrating over the Falls at Oregon City on the main Willamette River. Though I’m not a huge fan of relying strictly on statistics, we certainly can identify patterns and utilize the numbers as a useful tool in planning where and when to commit specific angling efforts. It [...]
A hard fought battle with a big Elk River Winter Steelhead results in Chrome to the Beach
Dave and Lee were quite happy to enjoy some peace and solitude on their recent float from Dexter Dam down to Clearwater on the Willamette River. A few interuptions along the float due to some salmon and steelhead action seemed a welcome departure from the peace and quiet.
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.