Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing on the Umpqua River

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Water conditions are low and warm on the main Umpqua River, just like the smallmouth bass like it.

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Patsy guides her brother into a fish just above Woods boat launch.

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We made the float from Umpqua Ramp to Woods Ramp on the 4th of July. The water is great for swimming, fishing, and floating. Another excellent float is Woods to Osprey. Bigger bass will be more apt to bite in the morning and evening hours but there are plenty of small and medium fish that put up a good battle on a 4 or 5wt rod. Our best flies were the Carp Claw and the Tungsten Thin Mint. Dead drifting the fly as well and swinging it through drop offs and “ledgey slots” was effective.

CD

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