Elk on the rise

2009-12-15 16:52:49
Elk River, Oregon - Freshwater Fishing Report
Elk River

<p>Rain is falling today on the Southern Oregon Coast, which is good news for the Elk River. The river wa at 4.5 feet this morning and rising, and more rain is expected tonight.

The river will probably blow out, but will be fishable again Thursday or Friday at the latest.

Expect a bunch more salmon to shoot up the river as it begins to drop.

We fished the Elk several times the past month and caught plenty of nice salmon, many chrome bright. We were back-bouncing roe or pulling FlatFish wrapped with sardines.

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Andy Martin with a nice Elk River chromer
Andy Martin with a nice Elk River chromer

Guide Andy Martin of www.wildriversfishing.com with two Elk River salmon.
Guide Andy Martin of www.wildriversfishing.com with two Elk River salmon.

About The Author: Captain Andy Martin

Company: Wild Rivers Fishing Oregon and Alaska

Area Reporting: Oregon, Alaska

Bio: Andy Martin is a well-known Oregon and Alaska fishing guide and charter boat captain. He targets trophy halibut in Alaska, as well as six-fish-per-person limits of silver salmon. In Oregon, he catches some of the biggest salmon in the Northwest, including trophy king salmon over 60 pounds. Oregon salmon and steelhead trips are done out of clean, heated jet boats and drift boats on the Rogue and Chetco rivers. Andy also is a prolific outdoor writer, regular contributing to Fish Alaska, Salmon Trout Steelheader, Saltwater Sportsman, Game & Fish, Oregon Hunter, California Sportsman, Northwest Sportsman and ESPN Outdoors.

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