Lower Willamette Report : November

Willy 1

Finally got out and fished the Willamette below Crossroads and found the day to be very rewarding.

Blue Winged Olives were rising from 10:30 to 2:00. With the lower river level and overcast it was fun to get some fish on top. Parachute Adams, Purple Adams, and some Lou brew soft hackles (brown, grey, and olive) trailing behind proved some great results. Also, just swinging soft hackles brought fish to chase. We found most of the fish in very shallow water in the riffles and rising mid river. The weather shows showers this weekend, but the river level is projected to remain the same. On the way out we Euro Nymphed and landed a nice fatty on a pink Lucent jig fly.

The weather man is saying “heavy rains possible first week of December”? Time to get out there!

Willy 2

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