Springer Recap ’11

*Warning* A boat load of pictures ahead

 With only 12 days left in the springer season on the Upper Rogue things are starting to wind down. There are still plenty of salmon around, but most are starting to turn into boots. It was a year of abnormal weather, which left us with a rushing torrent of a river for most of the season. The fish showed up late, but stayed in excellent condition much longer than normal years. There were also plenty of big fish around, but no real monsters except for a 49lber caught in the lower river. So now here’s a look back on the season so far…

Jim Mauie with the first springer on the Rogue in ’11 caught on February 25th
My first springer of ’11 caught on April 19th on the Upper Rogue
An early morning limit thanks to XFactor Tackle egg clusters
Shane of Blazer Shane’s Blog with his first salmon ever
Guide Charlie Brown with a 24lber
Shane again with a nice native springer
Guide Charlie Brown pulled this one out of the rain (which it seemed to be doing every day)
Jim Bittle of Willie Boats caught this 27lber while fishing with guide Todd Puett
My buddy Eric releasing a nice native
49lber caught on the Lower Rogue on June 1st
Guide Todd Puett with a large native springer
One of guide Don Grieve’s clients with a big late springer
Guide Charlie Brown with a little jack
A couple happy clients for guide Todd Puett
A couple more happy clients for guide Todd Puett

Overall it was a pretty good year. The fish were more spread out which helped keep the fishing good all season. There were also plenty of chromers to be found up until this last week.

Fall is right around the corner so here’s to hoping that it will be a good season as well.

Tight Lines….

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