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 [...]
As usual, we've been enjoying some very fun trips on the upper McKenzie River fly fishing for trout. River traffic is way down, in fact, next to nothing with students back in school. Cooler temperatures and colors in the fall leaves all contribute to that special time of year when the afternoon trout action can be phenomenal!
We have begun our coastal salmon trips for Fall 2016. Trolling the Bays and the lower reaches of our coastal river is often the ticket to finding beautiful big fresh Chrome. This fortunate guest was blessed with a Chunky Siuslaw Toad on Tuesday's trip. Meanwhile, we continue to enjoy consistent success on our McKenzie River drift boat trips chasing down scrappy rainbows. Even novice fly fishers are doing well on the aggressive Rainbow Trout
Fishing was great on the Elk & Sixes Rivers for a couple weeks or more while we had enough water in the rivers to invite the returning salmon and to float drift boats. While Seattle and Portland have been hammered with rain, recent storms have somehow missed Port Orford causing me to have to reschedule this weeks' trips due to low water levels in the rivers. Bring on the Rain!
Ran a little Jet Sled trip on the Lower Coquille yesterday and the salmon cooperated. We hooked 3 chromers that made some hot little runs and certainly kept our attention up. Rumor has it, fresh barbecued salmon's on the menu tonight
Fun day on the Lower Umpqua launching out of Winchester Bay. Got into some Fatties (Fall Chinook) and even managed a few Dungeoness Crab to boot. Fishing should get better and better in the coming weeks as the run builds.
Todd & Jerry were very impressed with the quality and quantity of Rainbow Trout landed on flies during their recent McKenzie River drift boat adventure. They came to realize that even first-time fly fishermen can enjoy tremendous success when placed on good fish-holding water along with a few tips from the guide.
Our local steelhead fishing can provide great sport for acrobatic, tailwalking, line burning fish. These feisty critters have been known to pound quite a variety of presentations including flies, jigs, spinners, plugs, and drifted baits
Bert & Bret went 2 for 3 on late-arriving Salmon during their McKenzie River drift last Saturday.
In November and December I am headquartered down south on the Elk & Sixes Rivers at Port Orford. We have high hopes for a great late fall season this year. Big chunker Chinook are the target prey and the driftboat provides our means of attack. With consistent fall rains from Mother Nature and abundant numbers from the fish gods, this season could be epic. If you've never dabbled in this fishery, you may want to consider booking a trip.