November Chinook on Oregon's Elk River

November 25, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Oregon’s Elk River won’t stay on a fixed course to the sea, a fact that challenges anglers to find holding water during the annual November chinook run. “Regardless of water conditions, A series of high tides around Veteran’s Day create a false freshet that triggers a mass rush of chinook upstream after high tide. These set-your-watch-to-it conditions have drawn fly-casters from as far away as Oklahoma, meeting up with other fly-fishermen from around the West to form an old friend’s week.” Mark Freeman on MailTribune.com.