Sixes River

Elk & Sixes Rivers are due to Rock

Elk & Sixes Rivers are due to Rock

The Elk & Sixes Rivers in Southern Oregon are are known for a late run of beautiful, big Fall Chinook. November & December are the best months to book a trip for these great fish.

Record Low Rainfall made for Difficult Fishing on the Elk & Sixes Rivers in 2011

Record Low Rainfall made for Difficult Fishing on the Elk & Sixes Rivers in 2011

Glenn miller truly appreciated some hard fighting Elk River Chinook he landed in early January 2012 while fishing with guide John Gross. Displayed above are two of the 4 fish hooked during the drift before a late afternoon rain sent us rowing hard to the take out.

No Rain & Low Water Made for a Tough Fall Cinook Season on the Elk & Sixes Rivers

No Rain & Low Water Made for a Tough Fall Cinook Season on the Elk & Sixes Rivers

A few very fortunate anglers were blessed with good timing this fall down on Elk-Sixes. While most anglers have been faced with tough drought-like conditions,this father and sons trio teamed up on memorable effort landing several chrome-bight beauties during their Elk River fishing adventure. Each individual played a key role in the effort. Jamie (dad) rowed the boat into the correct slot to find an aggressive and cooperative fish. Wyatt hooked and played the fish like a pro while his younger brother Dillon deftly handled the net.

Winter Steelhead Season nearing the End on Many Coastal Streams

Winter Steelhead Season nearing the End on Many Coastal Streams

We have entered the final stretch for winter steelhead fishing on many of our coastal streams. A few select rivers offer prolonged opportunity for some continued steelhead fishing beyond the general March 31st cutoff. Numerous rivers and sections of some rivers remain open to steelhead fishing year-round. The Rogue, the Umpqua, and the Siletz, the Trask, Wilson, & Nestucca all fall into this category. The Whitaker Run on the Siuslaw remains open through April 15, while the South Fork of the Coquille stays open through April 30. When river levels cooperated, so did the fish in most systems.