Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Klamath Camper Corral, where were stayed in Klamath, was a very nice RV park and several fishing guides stayed there and offered services on the famed Klamath River. After Rick found out that Chinook Salmon were starting to run up the river from the Pacific, he was interested in giving it a try.

Dan, a camper who had the site next to Rick and Orinda, suggested that we team up and go out with Wild Rivers Outfitters, which is operated by Dave McLaughlin who was also in the park. Dave had a wonderful boat, seen above, which is 22' long and powered by a 6.0 litre jet drive -- it MOVES!

We fished right where the Klamath River empties into the Pacific -- which was a very rough and high current area. We were glad to have Dave's knowledge guiding us.

Dan was lucky enough to catch two Chinooks, while Rick had a couple of bites, but no fish. Still, the deal was that the boat shared the salmon, so Orinda and Rick still have some beautiful spring salmon for dinner!

The next day, Rick and Orinda walked out on the sandbar between the river and ocean (it was about 2 miles long!) and tried some fishing, but without result. Still, it was beautiful to see the river and ocean interact.

We did see a number of sea otters and seals swimming around as well as all kinds of birds. A beautiful sight.

1 comment:

Margie M. said...

I just found your blog,and enjoy it very much. We are fellow a 40' Tour just like yours! Sold our house and everything in it to go on the road. No regrets. We love RV life. Also have a blog re: fulltime living. I look forward to checking back on your site often.

Margie M.