7 02, 2018

Chetco Steelhead Slow: Waiting for Rain


By: Alan Borges It’s been a weird year on the Chetco River. Steelhead fishing has been up and down. What I mean by that is fishing has been good and bad. In December we didn’t get much rain and there were very few fish around. January was wet. Now that February is here we are [...]

Chetco Steelhead Slow: Waiting for Rain2019-10-31T08:53:43-07:00
30 09, 2016

It’s Big King Time On Oregon’s Chetco River


By Andy Martin The bite was like any other when a salmon strikes an anchovy or herring while trolling in a coastal bay. Tap, Tap. Slight pause. Rod buckles over. But seconds into the fight, the guy sitting in the front of my jet boat knew the salmon at the end of his line wasn't [...]

It’s Big King Time On Oregon’s Chetco River2019-10-31T08:52:58-07:00
9 03, 2016

March Un(Madness) on Oregon’s Chetco


By Andy Martin It was my first year guiding full time on Oregon's Chetco River, and Easter Weekend took place in late March. Just a month before, dozens of boats crowded the lower river, as steelhead season was at its peak. On this day, there wasn't a boat in sight. It was sunny, warm, and [...]

March Un(Madness) on Oregon’s Chetco2019-10-31T08:52:34-07:00
23 10, 2015

Peak Season on the Chetco: Home of Oregon’s Largest Salmon


By Andy Martin Tales of giant kings have long made Southern Oregon's Chetco River a favorite of fall salmon anglers. Few rivers match the scenery, and quality of fish, found on the Chetco. Fish over 50 pounds are caught each year, although the vast majority of the salmon run 20 to 25 pounds. Fish over [...]

Peak Season on the Chetco: Home of Oregon’s Largest Salmon2019-10-31T08:52:26-07:00
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