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Posted in Oregon, Oregon Trout Fishing, Rogue River Outfitters, Spring Salmon Fishing, Steelhead Fishing, tagged Fishing, Oregon, Rogue River, Rogue River Outfitters, salmon, steelhead, trout on October 31, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
As many of you know the Willamette and Columbia Rivers were predicted to have near record runs of Spring Chinooks. This had me very excited, expecting to have a great springer season BUT………….. Mother Nature stepped in and threw a curve ball our way. With lot’s of rain and high water and a bouncy barometer, the fish run was not only fish late but has caused inconsistent fishing, there have been a few great days followed by so so fishing.
I only have 3 more days left of my springer season and still believe that May and June could be very good for the Willamette Chinook Springers. But now we are off to The World Famous Deschutes River, fly fishing for the magnificent Red side Trout!
Maybe next year the Oregon Chinook Springer run and mother nature will team up for a the ultimate spring salmon season.
Posted in Chinook Salmon Fishing Oregon, Craig Hughson, Rogue River Outfitters, Spring Salmon Fishing, Willamette River, tagged Oregon Chinook Salmon Fishing, Oregon Salmon Fishing, Oregon Salmon Fishing Guides on April 16, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
The second week of April started out slow. We had only 1 fish on Monday and Tuesday got 4, I took a break on Wednesday but went back out in the rain on Thursday and got 9!!! On friday we ended up landing 2 for 3. The water has been so far out of shape we will call the week a success.
I will be fishing everyday up until I leave for the Deschutes in May and will try and keep you posted with fish counts and fresh photo’s. To see more photo’s visit our flickr account.
Winter Steelhead season is quickly coming to an end for me. I have one more week scheduled to fish the Siletz before heading North to the Willamette for Spring chinook. With the predicted weather forecast it looks like my springer season will start a week early.
Some years I look forward to moving on to the next season others years it’s hard to leave, this year has been such a great winter steelhead year that I am not looking forward to it coming to an end. this past week was excellent fishing, my last two trips I fly fished with Clayton and Doug we hooked 6 beautiful winter steelhead on flies and the next day with Terry and Rick side drifting, we went 8 for 12 . It hard to say good-bye when fishing is this good.
- 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 T. white wine vinegar
- 1 T. dijon mustard
- 1 T. honey
- 1 T. orange zest, minced
- 1 T. minced fresh tarragon
- 1 T. shallot, minced
- 1 t. kosher salt
- 1/2 t. ground black pepper
Combine; Brush Over:
- 2 T. olive oil
- 2 T. Dijon mustard Salt and Pepper to taste
- 4 skin-on salmon fillets
- 1/2 cup panko crumbs
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 T.olive oil Salt and Peppered to taste
Serve With; Garnish With:
Grilled Asparagus (1lb asparagus, trimmed salt and peppered, grill 3 to 4 minutes)
Whisk: all ingredients for the vinaigrette together in a bowl; set aside.
Combine: 2. T. oil, w T.Dijon, salt and pepper in a bowl, then brush the mixture over the top of the fillets. Stir panko, parsley, and 2 T. oil together in a bowl. Top each fillet with some of the crumbs, the carefully place fillets on the Traeger, skin side down. Cover with a foil pan and cook 9-12 minutes or until the fish is firm to the touch. Do not over cook…
To Serve: spoon some vinaigrette on the bottom of each serving plate followed by spears of asparagus, Top the asparagus with salmon and garnish with the Oranges.
Since the Salmon season is coming to an end, we thought we would out do ourselves with this one! Not as fast and easy, but an amazing recipe for your Chinook Salmon!
Hope you like it.
The medium bodied Folin Cellars 2007 Estate Viognier would be a crisp and refreshing pair to this salmon dish. The wine shows melon, citrus, and floral notes of honeysuckle and orange blossom on the nose. The palate is true to varietal characteristics, exploding with exotic papaya, mango, honeydew, and cream. Can you believe all these flavors in one wine?
Believe it and savor it with your recently caught Chinook Salmon. $25.
- Christine Collier
Posted in Chinook Salmon Fishing Oregon, Spring Salmon Fishing, Willamette River, tagged Chinook Salmon Fishing, Northwest River Outfitters, Oregon Salmon Fishing, Rogue River Outfitters, RRO Fishing, Springer Fishing on May 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
When you have such a good season it’s sometimes hard to move on to the next one. Spring Chinook Salmon fishing has been one of those seasons. This year was predicted to be very, very good and all predictions have come true. I have been guiding full-time for 27 years and this has been one of my best spring salmon seasons. I had a great ending to a great season, my last four days were awesome! The weather, my guests and the fishing were all great! Tina and I fished the last day together her once a year fishing trip, and we went 5 for 5 with 4 keepers. A few bookings are already coming in for next year, I guess I am not the only one that was pleased with this good Springer season. I want to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who joined me this season not all days were great but the slow days were few and far between, again thank you all very much.
I have put all the salmon gear away and now we are moving on to the Deschutes Trout season. With the weather and water conditions Trout fishing should be wide open when we arrive on May 17th. For any last-minute anglers we still have two great stone fly dates available, June 9-11 and June 13-15. We can also run a trout fishing trip on the Grande Ronde June 13-15 that is also peak stone fly season for this river.
If you have not had the opportunity to fish or float the Grande Ronde give us a call. It is a Scenic River you will not soon forget, loaded with fish. Different from the Deschutes in the way that we can fish right from the boat… So the action is none stop, from one terrific hole to the next you will not be disappointed.
Give us Call, lets get you booked on the Deschutes or the Grande Ronde in the month of June. Stand by Redsides we are on our way!
Thanks Again for a great 2010 Salmon Season!
Posted in Chinook Salmon Fishing Oregon, Columbia River, Guides, Spring Salmon Fishing, tagged 2010 Salmon Fishing, Northwest River Outfitters, Rogue River Outfitters, Salmon Fishing Oregon, Springer Fishing on May 3, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
I would like to extend a big THANK YOU to Christine, Carol, and Steve Lewis for a really fun day this past Friday. We were 5 for 9 with 4 nice keepers and one wild fish returned. Good Job Lewis family!
I have only a handful of Spring salmon fishing days left, then it’s off to the Deschutes, look out trout here we come! I do want to say “thank you” to everyone who joined us salmon fishing this spring.
Not everyday was great but for the most part it was a very, very good season, one of the best I have ever had. Our 2011 bookings are a reflection, I know it’s a year in advanced but we are already receiving bookings for next year, thanks to you and the good fishing.
Wrapping up such a good Salmon Season is always tough. A person never wants to say die… We know the Deschutes is right around the corner for us. But maybe if the weather will help us out a bit this week, we can go back to the Salmon for the last few remaining days before we head east.
Thanks again for a great season and give us a call if you would like to get your seats book for next year. Now To The Redside’s over east, were Coming Soon!
- 2-Tablespoons Dion Mustard
- 2-Tablespoons dry sherry or vermouth
- 1-tablespoon honey
- juice of 1 lime
- 2-Teaspoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried tarragon
- 1 1/4 pound of salmon fillets
Whisk together all ingredients and pour over your Oregon Spring Chinook Salmon. Salmon should marinade in the refrigerator for one hour in a glass dish; turn once. Heat up your Traeger or any other Grill to 450. To serve remove from skin by sliding a sharp knife or spatula between the salmon and the skin.
Grill with the skin side down, on a heavy-duty aluminum foil that is about 2-4 inches larger than the salmon. Brush with the marinade. Place the Salmon on the Grill, cook 8 minutes and baste again. Another 7 to 8 minutes and your freshly caught Oregon Chinook Salmon should be ready to serve… Remember do not over cook.
Hope you like it…
The fruitiness and acidity of a clean New World Pinot Noir seem almost produced with grilled Salmon in mind. The 2007 ReustlePishon Bloc” Pinot Noir Prayer Rock ” is a wonderfully balanced wine with bright red fruits and a lingering finish- a perfect complement to this Salmon dish.
Posted in Chinook Salmon Fishing Oregon, Columbia River, Deschutes Fly Fishing, Spring Salmon Fishing, Willamette River, tagged Columbia Salmon Fishing, Northwest River Outfitters, Oregon Chinook Salmon Fishing, Rogue River Outfitters, Willamette Salmon Fishing on April 15, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
It has been a crazy year Salmon Fishing on the Columbia and the Willamette. Just as the Willamette River was getting into perfect condition our Oregon weather turned.First week or so of April the storms came rolling in, one after another, throwing the Willamette into a mess. With the Willamette out of shape, we moved up to the Columbia ( want to mention, we were not the only ones on the move, us and 10 million of our best friends moved north). Even with all the pressure on the Columbia, we were catching fish. The weather has started to improve again, so we now will make the move back to the Willamette to see if the fish have remained or moved up river. We are always amazed at how this fishery draws people from all around the northwest.
With the Willamette improving but not in perfect shape last weekend, the spring chinook fishery saw some good catches with 168 boats checked and 75 chinook landed. Even the bank anglers had a decent catch rate, showing 18 spring chinook and 4 winter steelhead checked in for 178 bank rods.
Hydro readings at Willamette Falls on April 12 showed flows dropping nicely at 27,000 cfs, the water temperature up to 49°, and the visibility improved to 2.6 ft. Hence we are on the move back to the Willamette.
As mention in the last post we are working on our new website. It will be a different experience for our customers and we hope it will be a useful tool. With the new site you will be able to book the majority of our trips online. We have also created an all new Rogue River Map, that will be interactive for our Rogue River clients. Whether fishing the Rogue, or on a family rafting trip, we think this will be great to review.
Also other big news coming up, Rogue River Outfitters will be offering its first Annual Wine Rafting Tour. We have partnered up with the founders of The Southern Oregon Wine Blog to put together a wine tasting trip down the Rogue River this summer. Details are in the works, so stand by for more info. It will be a trip you will not want to miss.
Its hard to believe but we are almost half way through the 2010 Salmon season. We have started to pack for the Deschutes. Our calendar is just about booked on the Deschutes. We do have a few openings left, give us a call and lets catch one of the Deschutes Redsides on a Fly!
Posted in Chinook Salmon Fishing Oregon, Columbia River, Spring Salmon Fishing, tagged Chinook Salmon, Columbia Chinook, Columbia Salmon Fishing, Oregon Salmon Fishing on March 31, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
If you spent Monday in doors some might consider you lucky. Ron, Brad and I decided to challenge the weather and we did our best to catch a spring chinook on a nasty, nasty day. With all the wind and all the rain we were smiled upon,
Ron and Brad each caught a beautiful Columbia River Spring chinook. Hopefully my next trip won’t be quite as wet but hopefully fishing will be just as good. I think I get through days like Monday by day dreaming about beautiful August days White Water Rafting the Rogue River Canyon, these thoughts keep me warm inside and make me look forward to warmer days.
Better weather Im sure is on the way. But until then, our boat is heated and dry, so Lets go Fishing!