Coquille River (Lower)

Chasing Steelhead in high off-color water can make things difficult

Chasing Steelhead in high off-color water can make things difficult

Lots and lots of rain this season has made Winter Steelheading a challenge. It seems that just as the rivers start to drop into decent levels and clarity for fishing, in comes another storm along with another deluge of water to muddy things up. If Mother Nature waves her wand and gives you a short opportunity, you better take it as it might just be a one day squeeze.

Siuslaw Salmon Fishing

Siuslaw Salmon Fishing

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.

Lower Coquille Producing some Chromers

Lower Coquille Producing some Chromers

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!

Most of our Coastal Rivers now have Winter Steelhead on Tap

Most of our Coastal Rivers now have Winter Steelhead on Tap

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!

Fall Salmon Fishing is in Full Swing on Oregon's Coastal Rivers

Fall Salmon Fishing is in Full Swing on Oregon's Coastal Rivers

It's that time of year when Fall Chinook and Coho are on the docket up and down the Oregon Coast. As the salmon stage in the estuaries in preparation for their upriver migration, it's often a trolling game. As rain arrives and river levels climb dramatically, focus often changes to the free flowing waters well upriver of the tidal influence. Suddenly the drift boat becomes the craft of choice as fishermen row their way from salmon hole to salmon hole. As fish sense proximity to their natal spawning grounds, the bite can be ferocious with unnerving urgency and focused intent.

Exciting Fall Chinook Fishing Peaks on Numerous Systems

Exciting Fall Chinook Fishing Peaks on Numerous Systems

Ed and Cliff had quite a day recently while drifting the very scenic Siletz River. Both bait and plugs seemed to produced equally well. The intermittent downpours didn't phase the boys at all and in fact, Cliff maintained that his stylish pink rainpants somehow influenced their great success.