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For sheer numbers of king salmon, the Elk River is hard to beat. The Elk and Sixes both have late fall runs, peaking in December.
The Coquille Bay has Oregonís best early fall salmon fishing.
The Rogue River is one of the few rivers in the world that has salmon and steelhead fishing 12 months a year. It is especially known for its hard-fighting springers, big run of fall kings and abundant winter steelhead.
The Smith is known for its large run of giant king salmon, as well as numerous steelhead over 20 pounds.
The Chetco is one of Oregonís premier salmon and steelhead rivers, and our most popular fishery. It produces more kings over 50 pounds than any other river in Oregon, as well as some of the best winter steelhead fishing in the state.
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Capt. Andy Martin
P.O. Box 1646
Brookings, OR 97415
The Premier Guide Service and Outfitter
for Chetco River Salmon and Steelhead.
About Pro River Guide
and Charter Boat Captain
There are a lot of choices when it comes to fishing guides in Southern Oregon, Northern California and Alaska. So why should you choose me?
First, let me introduce myself. Iím Andy Martin, a full-time river guide and saltwater fishing captain. As long as I can remember, fishing has been my passion. I grew up fishing the Chetco, Rogue and Smith rivers, and had my first drift boat long before I was old enough to drive a car.
Iím fortunate to have one of the greatest jobs in the world. I have the opportunity to take people fishing almost every day, and I work hard to make sure my customers have the ultimate fishing experience. The rivers I fish in Southern Oregon and Northern California, as well as the coastal waters of Alaska, are among the most scenic areas of the world, and have some of the best fishing anywhere. I provide the best equipment and boats, and make sure you have an easy-going trip with the best possible chance at catching fish.
Aside from putting you on fish, my goal is to make sure you have an enjoyable time on the water. Iím friendly, more than willing to pass on information about the rivers and fish, and give a full effort in making your trip one you will always remember.
Chetco River Record Fall King
When Wayne Smith felt a massive tug on the end of his line during a trip down the Chetco River in November 2011, he knew instantly he had hooked the biggest salmon of his life. But he had not idea the trophy king that just smacked his plug would be the biggest ever caught on the Chetco.
Fishing with guide Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing, Wayne landed a 65-pound king rivaling the size of those caught on Alaskaís famous Kenai River. The giant salmon is the new unofficial Chetco River record, and by far the largest king caught in decades on the Chetco. But Wayne isnít alone in catching enormous salmon on the Chetco. Clients of Andy have landed more trophy kings over 50 pounds in recent years than with any other guide on the Chetco.
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Capt. Andy Martin
Biologists are predicting giant salmon returns this year on many Southern Oregon and Northern California rivers, including a record size run on the Klamath River, where 1.6 million fall Chinook are estimated to be in the ocean waters just off the coast. Big runs also are expected on the Rogue, Chetco, Coquille and Elk rivers.
Good ocean conditions have led to high survival of juvenile salmon, biologists say, which will lead to big returns this fall.
The first indication of the healthy salmon stocks was evident when spring Chinook fishing on the Rogue River got off to an early start.
Following three good years of king salmon fishing on the Chetco, another above-average run is predicted in 2012. The Chetco has the biggest kings in Oregon, with more 50 pounders than any other river. The Chetco run starts in September, and peaks in November and early December.
The Coquille River also is expecting another giant run of hatchery kings. Fishing is best in September.
To get in on this yearís giant runs of salmon, contact Pro Guide Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing at (206) 388-8988 or email@example.com.
Huge King Salmon Runs Expected In 2012
Bassmaster Classic champ
catches Alaskan halibut
Bassmaster Classic and BASS Angler of the Year Skeet Reese is used to catching big bass and other freshwater species, but until his recent trip to Southeast Alaska, he hadnít experienced the thrill of having a giant Pacific halibut inhale a jig.
Fishing with Capt. Andy Martin, Reese and several of his friends and family, caught limits of halibut out of Gustavus, including one pushing 80 pounds. They also tied into a barn door, likely over 200 pounds, but lost the big fish after a lengthy battle. Reese said the raw power of halibut was impressive.
Chetco River Steelhead Video
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Wild Rivers Fishing
Professional River Guide and Saltwater Capt. Andy Martin
Brookings, Oregon / Gustavus, Alaska
(206) 388-8988 or (541) 813-1082
P.O. Box 1646, Brookings, OR 97415
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