Lower Umpqua “Bassin”

young explorers

We spent Saturday night with friends overlooking the main stem of the Umpqua. Early fall weather was gorgeous. Warm windless afternoons and long evenings remind us why late Summer in the Pacific Northwest is simply unbeatable. Sunday we floated the Umpqua from James Woods ramp to Osprey.

jack with bass on

jack with double smallies

The Lower Umpqua is still warm. Boating, swimming and fishing conditions are ideal.

swimming in the lower umpua

double small mouth bass

Our best rigging for the plentiful Smallmouth Bass was a Tungsten Thin Mint tied off the tag end of a Double Surgeons knot with a Tan or Orange Clouser Minnow about 30 inches below it. The two fly rig is deadly as most of the fish you catch vomit causing a feeding frenzy amongst their “school mates”. Two Bass on one line are common using this rig.

cash with smally on the umpua

Trace's lamb on the umpua

lamb and corn at susan and trace's

Patsy with a lizard on the umpqua

cash and patsy at the Tyee store:resturant

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One Response to Lower Umpqua “Bassin”

  1. Looks like a blast! Can’t tell you how jealous I am of your watermaster!

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