Bull Run River

IMG_0123This is going to be a short post, because there really isn’t a whole lot to say. I was lured to the Bull Run River with promises of being able to keep up to five hatchery trout, and it is open for salmon and steelhead too. Continue reading


Tarnished Brass


After switching to chucking hardware over feathers, I pretty quickly got into making my own spinners. At $4 a pop in a sporting goods store, taking a little time to make your own only takes a couple minutes per lure, and costs half as much. Continue reading

North Fork Trask


Author’s note: This is a belated post. The North Fork Trask closes March 31. Be sure to check your regs!

The Trask quickly became my favorite river of 2017. I’ve seen, hooked, and landed more steelhead on this river in the past four months than ever before. Continue reading


Siletz River


The Siletz flows out of the coast range between Salem and Corvallis and into the Pacific just south of Lincoln City. We were out at Newport for a long weekend, so I had to take a day to explore a new river! Continue reading