October 18th Rogue River Cast and Blast

As the month of October rolls along the steelhead fly fishing gets better and better. Throw in a little early waterfowl hunting and you have a Rogue River treat that is hard to beat. The mallards fell during the dawning morning. Pretty sure they are local birds. There is not a lot of migration noted yet. The newly arrived hatchery steelhead is a sure sign that the Autumn run from the lower canyon is filtering in. Sure is fun to have a strong and pulling fish on the line again. An Agent Orange pattern accounted for the hookup in the bottom of a deep run during the warmth of early afternoon.

October steelhead 2017

A freshly arrived Rogue River steelhead.

October Mallards

A pair of early season mallards and decoys.

Successful Agent Orange Fly Pattern

The Agent Orange with speckled spandex legs.

 

 

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No Play Foul Weather August

Chetco Bar Forest Fire

Source of the foul air in the Rogue Valley. The massive Chetco Bar Fire that should have never been allowed to get this far.

Rogue Valley Smoke Cover

Needless to say, all the smoke from the fires have effected the Rogue Valley air quality for weeks now. A late August photo from south Medford, Oregon.

Forest Fires Oregon

Although the biggest, there are a number of forest fires burning in Oregon.

Chetco Bar Fire

Igniting in a “wilderness area” back on July 2, 2017 the forest fire has run wild in the Chetco River drainage bordering the Kalmiopsis Wilderness and the town of Brookings Oregon.

November Oregon Black Tail Deer Captures

Capture

Black tail does getting frisky in the mountain morning.

 

First True Morels of the Season Come With the Spring Season