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McKenzie Dropping into Shape and Nymphing well

The McKenzie River has dropped nearly 4000 cubic feet per second over the last six days and is now in really nice “high water spring shape”.     Nymphing is good right now with stonefly nymphs, wormy patterns, larger jigged … Continue reading

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Willamette River Fishing Report April 4, 2019

After surviving the worlds largest spring cloud burst and bailing “The Beast” twice, the March Brown hatch got going. The fishing on top proved very successful with the Western March Brown and the March Brown Sparkle Dun. The fish to … Continue reading

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March Brown Weather all Week – April 2019

We had a nice day out on the McKenzie/Willamette from Armitage to Christensen Landing yesterday. The Grannom Caddis hatch was in full swing. Although not as heavy as it can be, the warmth of the day saw swarming caddis on … Continue reading

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March 2019: It’s time!

Ok, enough of the white stuff….it’s time to think of March Brown’s. Sure it may be a bit early and very cool (stop laughing!), but the snow is gone, water temps may be an issue but for those that go….fish … Continue reading

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Season Six at Cedar Lodge Under Way November 2018

We arrived to gorgeous spring weather. Our care takers Alan and Glenys Cooper did an excellent job of maintaining the property. We did not conduct any major construction projects this year so it’s all go, a pretty smooth to start … Continue reading

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Fall Guide Special on Now through November 2018

We are offering a shortened half day trip on our local waters for trout and steelhead for the rest of November. The cost of the trip is $325. The trip includes guided fishing and equipment for two anglers. The trip … Continue reading

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Sacramento Delta Striper Fishing

Had an absolute blast with Captain Mike Costello on the Sacramento Delta fly fishing for Striped Bass! The weather was amazing. Mike is a great guide. I highly recommend this fishery if you get a chance to do it.

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Deschutes Report Fall 2018

Recently, forecast called for ” possible showers”, which immediately triggered, steelhead! . I had one of technical men’s conference attendees (old dawgs who have fished together for decades) along, the one from Burns. It appears we have all reached the … Continue reading

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October Fly Patterns for Local Waters

Fall fishing has been superb for trout on the McKenzie and Willamette. Steelhead fishing has also picked up considerably on both rivers. Below are some patterns you should have in your box this time of year. Purple Para Rooster- An … Continue reading

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Fall Fishing on the McKenzie

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Striper Fishing in Duxbury Mass. – Sept 13, 2018

My first striped bass experience could not have been more fun. Despite a bit of rain, my old pal Pete Scott had us in fish for most of the day. We started a bit slow, learning the strip and sink … Continue reading

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October Caddis Emergence Developing in the Willamette Valley

If you are headed out to fish the McKenzie or Willamette River systems this fall don’t be without some adult October Caddis patterns. Here are our favorite four styles of October Caddis dry flies. J’s October Hi Tie Caddis is … Continue reading

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Fall Fishing Improving Daily – McKenzie and Willamette River Reports

The Willamette system is producing some decent steelhead action of late. Anglers are having to work for their fish for sure, but they are out there. Swinging favorites like Moal Leeaches and Muddlers has been effective. You can see from … Continue reading

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Ten Fall Fly Patterns to have in your Fly Box – August 2018

It’s that wonderful time of year again and fall fishing is picking up everywhere. Here are ten consistent “fall producers” you need in your fly box to fish our local waters. Chubby Chernobyl: Short winged stones, hoppers and October Caddis … Continue reading

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Area closure issued for Terwilliger Fire – South Fork of the McKenzie

From Denise Mercer – Willamette National Forest, McKenzie River Ranger District Blue River, OR (Aug. 21, 2018) — Fire officials are implementing an area closure order for the Terwilliger Fire for public and firefighter safety due to a combination of … Continue reading

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