We continue to yard some deep-bodied Chromeballs from the famed Elk & Sixes Rivers on Oregon's beautiful South Coast! In addition to the big Kings, we also landed our first Winter Steelhead of the season just this past week.
As we slide into the New Year, our fishing focus transitions as well. Time to say Good Bye to our 2016 Salmon season and embrace the on-coming 2017 Winter Steelhead season. My guests yesterday who were out visiting from Texas got a taste for some winter chrome as we stumbled into several fresh winter-runs
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.
Now that we have transitioned from Salmon fishing into our Winter Steelhead season, we are enjoying consistent steelhead action on our southcoast streams whenever river levels and conditions cooperate
Pat & Julia are all smiles with a portion of their limit from last Saturday's South-coast fishing excursion
As we sadly say goodbye to our Fall-Winter Chinook Season, we happlily transition into our Winter Steelhead Season. Roaring Fork Guide Service wishes you All the Best in 2015!
Dear Fishermen, Browsers and Viewers- Allow me a moment to wish you all a New Year filled with shared joy, adventure, great health and abundance ........ and perhaps a limit or two somewhere along the way. Our recent trip down the Main Umpqua River certainly substantiated all stories that the Lower Umpqua is loaded with cooperative chrome bright winter steelhead. While fish were being taken on a variety of methods, side drifting yarnballs certainly appeared among the most productive ways to tangle with chrome. We did observe one group of anglers holding a very popular slot enjoying repeated hook-ups [...]
A recent rise in the river levels on the Elk and Sixes Rivers last week resulted in some spectacular action on chrome-bright chunker Fall Chinook. Unfortunately, the water levels receded just as fast and the rivers returned to the low and clear conditions which preceded the rains. The first winter steelhead on Elk River has already been reported in the catch. In stark contrast to her rather quiet and reserved husband Cecil, my guest Julie is hardly known for silence when she's got a fish on. I in fact got a few comments later that day like " that [...]
Reports of decent steelhead fishing surfaced up and down the coast in early January. As the early rains of 2013 diminished and gave way to a short cold snap, the bite layed down a tad. Recent rains over the last few days should now provide a welcome jump start and packs of new fish should be pushing through soon.