Three Generations of the Elkins Family were represented on their McKenzie River Fishing Trip in July 2016

Three Generations of the Elkins Family were represented on their McKenzie River Fishing Trip in July 2016

We got a nice Steelhead & a Salmon in the morning and then switched gears for Rainbow Trout in the afternoon. 6 yr old Taylor put on a bit of a Trout Clinic in the afternoon showing all us old-timers just how it's done.

Late Arriving McKenzie Springers

Late Arriving McKenzie Springers

Robert K. found some fun action on late-arriving McKenzie River Spring Chinook

Steelhead on the Fly

Steelhead on the Fly

On a day off from guiding this past week I got to stand up in the front of my friend Greg's boat while swinging flies for steehead. Greg found a good fish-holding prospect and Lady Luck showed up. I tossed my fly just barely on top of some structure and let it drop into the bucket. Wham bam thank you Sam! A few burning runs and several jumps later, a chrome Willamette Steelhead came to the net. Both the Town Run & the Middle Fork are apparently producing some nice fish.

A 3- Day McKenzie Fishing Adventure Yields Great Rewards

A 3- Day McKenzie Fishing Adventure Yields Great Rewards

Wes had an absolute blast and brought home not only a lot of stories & memories, but quite a few fillets as we went 12 for 14 over 3 days of salmon and steelhead fishing on his mid-July 2016 McKenzie River Vacation. Truth be told, we spent 1 afternoon with Wes's 6 year old grandson Taylor who put on a clinic of his own catching McKenzie Rainbows. No doubt Mom & his sisters got an earful once Taylor got home.

Gorgeous Late-Arriving Spring Chinook Continue to Show alongside Tail-Walking Summer-Run Steelhead

Gorgeous Late-Arriving Spring Chinook Continue to Show alongside Tail-Walking Summer-Run Steelhead

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.

Gary opened up a can of Mojo on his recent McKenzie Fishing Adventure

Gary opened up a can of Mojo on his recent McKenzie Fishing Adventure

Gary prevailed on 2 out of 3 of the Steelhead we tangled with on his recent McKenzie River Drift.