Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Storm Opens Sixes and Elk River Mouths - Salmon Are In!

1st Sixes river king salmon of 2017.
Bear prints along the Sixes river.

Sixes River Fishing Report - Elk River Fishing Report - Southern Oregon Coast Fishing

The Elk and Sixes rivers rose to 6 feet over the weekend. Charlie and I headed to the coast on Monday morning and after checking the river gauges on Monday afternoon headed out Tuesday.  The Elk looked fairly low and clear, but the Sixes river was in perfect shape for fishing from a drift boat. Within the 1st hour of fishing we hooked and landed 2 nice native king Chinook salmon. The river mouths are open and salmon are headed upstream. Other boats and anglers also landed fish, but now both rivers are dropping quickly. The next rain is predicted around the 3rd of November and looks to continue for some time. November and December are some of the best times to fish for salmon and steelhead on these coastal rivers.  

Rogue River Fishing Report

We are still catching nice summer steelhead on the Rogue (and an occasional Coho silver salmon). November 1st marks the bait and tackle opener on the upper Rogue which begins some of the best steelhead fishing on the upper river.

Rogue river steelhead.
Rogue river Coho silver salmon.

Fall is a great time to fish in southern Oregon!