Drift boat Fishing on the Mckenzie River
Native and hatchery fish provide excellent fishing on the McKenzie River.
The Helfrich family spends more time fishing the Mckenzie than anyone
and will work hard to make your trip successful and enjoyable.
Helfrich River Adventures McKenzie River fishing trips are run in driftboats
with two fisherman and one guide per boat, fishing tackle is provided
but each fisherman must purchase their own fishing license.
Half Day McKenzie River Fishing
Half Day McKenzie River Fishing trips can be run during any daylight hours;
although times are best determined by the best fishing times, the guides
local knowledge and availability. Half Day McKenzie River Fishing Trips
are 3 1/2- 4 hrs.
Full Day McKenzie River Fishing
Full Day McKenzie River Fishing trips are usually 7- 7 1/2 hrs and the
morning's catch is cooked for lunch.
The classic high-rise rocker bottom McKenzie River drift boats we use
have been improved upon over the past 80 years for use on this famous
river. Not only can they run the McKenzie River whitewater, but in the
hands of our able guides these stable boats can quietly and precisely
maneuver into the smallest nooks and crannies to find the allusive big
Each McKenzie River drift boat carries 3 people, 2 fisherman and 1 fishing
guide. We can also accomodate 2 adults and 1 child or 1 adult and 2 children
with no rate increase.
When fishing the Mckenzie River with one of our guides top quality fishing
equipment is supplied by us, but in the event that you have a lucky rod
or certain setup that you prefer we encourage all fisherman to bring along
their favorite equipment, whether it's fly or spinning gear.
We will schedule all our McKenzie River Fishing trips for the times that
work for our guests. If you want to fish late or early that's fine with
us, but we will always give our suggestions for best results.
When fishing the McKenzie River, don't forget to bring the essentials
such as rain gear, an Oregon fishing license, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
About Our Guides
Our River Guides are all friendly, full-time professionals with years of river experience. They graciously share their local area knowledge with our clients, providing local background and historical information of the river. Not only are our guides knowledgeable and friendly but also some of the greatest oarsman and fisherman the area has to offer.
| Half-day trip: $285 per boat (one or two fisherman)
Full-day trip: $400 per boat (one or two fisherman)
All trips can also accomodate a 3rd person (child) for no additional