Springer fishing is a team effort, so everyone in the boat is working together to try to get as many fish as possible. Back-bouncing eggs is the hot technique and it requires focus all day long. I'm not going to tell you that catching Spring Salmon is not a challenge...because it is! Anglers' should definitely hold their head's high after getting one of these prized game fish to the net.
I encourage my clients to come with a great attitude and an open mind, ready to learn how to catch salmon. You can be sure that you'll get that same good attitude from me, your guide. Even if we're in the last hole and haven't got a fish yet, I need my guests to stay focused because that's when it could happen. It only takes one split second for a salmon to decide it wants to chomp your eggs...if you're not ready and you don't thumb down and set the hook, that fish will probably make it to the hatchery instead of onto your dinner table.
This beautiful wild Spring Salmon (shown below) inhaled a diver and egg set up. Wild fish cannot be retained right now so we took a quick photo and released the beauty back into the river. We finished off a quick morning trip with one in the boat and a few other chances.
Fishing trips make for excellent Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthday and Christmas Presents for that special someone in your life who loves the outdoors!
|Mario holding up a beautiful Rogue River Spring Chinook reeled in by Sam Schuh of Shady Cove, Ore.|
|I had to make the tough guys smile. Good job gentlemen!|