Oregon "easy stuff"?
I'm hoping that some of you might be helpful in narrowing the focus for an upcoming trip I'll be taking my Dad on. We're looking to fish in some very easy access locations in the first week of March. I say easy because my Dad has some back injuries and is not very good on his feet anymore, and to be honest just being able to stand ankle deep in a riffle and make some casts is a real gift anymore. By easy, I just mean access/wading wise, as he is certainly no beginner to steelhead fishing; but his physical limitations have been challenging to say the least. So we're making the most of things and taking as many fishing trips as his body and my budget will allow while we still have the chance.
We might consider a day or so in a boat with a guide, but we have found that sometimes it's pretty tough for him getting in and out of a drift boat, and sitting in one for long can be problematic for his back. This would be a secondary plan for us, but mostly we're hoping to find some relatively easy walking and mild wading options where we might stand a decent chance at hooking some fish.
We will be tooling around in a small RV, hoping that will maximize our ability to change locations as conditions dictate. While I would be happy as a clam wading my way down long runs swinging my spey rod; we are also being realistic and bringing other rods as well depending location and conditions for my Dad to be able to fish one way or another. In other words we're not tied just to prime spey type waters, although easy gravel bars that he could walk down would be fantastic.
We welcome any and all suggestions, locations especially. PM's are fine too,