Oregon Coast Early Fall 2011 Grand Slam.
Chinook, Coho, Steelhead and Sea-run Cutthroat in the same day!
Landing all four local Oregon Coast anadromous species in the same day is quite a thrill for angler and guide alike.
We were lucky enough to guide to three of them throughout the month of October.
On days we didn't get all four species, we almost always landed a coastal triple.
This Fall, the Oregon Coast was as good as it gets!
Hen Fall Chinook
Jason with a mid twenties Nestucca Fall Chinook
18lb Oregon Coast Coho
A pig buck Coho. The coastal coho averaged close to 15lbs this year, with lots of fish in the upper teens and low twenties
Oregon Coast Coho Salmon
Owen with a really nice Oregon Coast buck coho.
Siletz Tidewater Cutthroat
An early season tidewater sea-run cutthroat or blueback.
Coastal Summer Steelhead
Chris shows off his 2nd Summer steelhead of the day.
A fat sea-run 18 inch cutthroat taken on a spruce.
Oregon Silver Salmon
A stellar 18 lb. hen coho or silver salmon. Taken a couple days after the first significant October rain.
Nestucca Chrome Fall Chinook
Jim with a top of tidewater chrome buck chinook
Nestucca Summer Steelhead
A hot little Nestucca River Summer Steelhead
Ally Shrimp Cutthroat
A nicely colored sea-run taken on an Ally Shrimp