Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Bonefishing at Davis Lake Oregon

Strip, strip, strip, strip, stop, strip, he sees it, wait, you got him! No need to get on an airplane to chase cruising fish in shallow water in the Caribbean, you can simply drive up to Davis Lake. The Lake … Continue reading

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McKenzie River Hopper Dropper June 2020

In this video, Hayden chases down a beautiful McKenzie River redside trout using a hopper-dropper setup. June has proven to be an excellent month for fishing the McKenzie. Early June started cloudy with rainy days here and there, but the … Continue reading

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McKenzie and Willamette Rivers Fishing Well mid June 2020

The McKenzie and Middle Fork of the Willamette have been fishing really well. Hatches of Pale Morning Duns, Green Drakes, Blue Winged Olives and Brown Caddis have been strong during the last week of wet weather. Mayflies have been hatching … Continue reading

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Late May 2020 Fishing Report

Rivers and lakes around the state are turning on and fishing opportunities about. Here are few options and fly suggestions for the next couple of weeks. The McKenzie is at ideal water levels and a variety of hatches have fish … Continue reading

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McKenzie River Fishing Report May 3, 2020

We floated the lower McKenzie from Hendricks Park to Hayden Bridge Sunday afternoon. The water was high but dropping and plenty clear. Warm periods of the day saw reasonable numbers of Green McKenzie Caddis, Brown Caddis, March Browns, and Pale … Continue reading

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Boating the Deschutes? John Day? – Covid 19 Updates

From Deschutes Angler Amy and John Hazel The burning question that I have been asked often over the past couple of weeks is WHEN will we be able to camp and float on the Deschutes??? I wanted to wait until … Continue reading

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Deschutes River Report – April 25th – Covid 19

I grabbed this from The Deschutes Angler – Amy & John Hazel posted it Friday April 24th. The ENTIRE Lower Deschutes River opens tomorrow – so you will now be able to fish Trout Creek, Mecca Flats, South Junction, and … Continue reading

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Spring Fishing Report April 1, 2020

Fishing on the McKenzie and Willamette has been very good the past three weeks. Both the lower and upper sections of both rivers have been fishing well, and with low water levels and some warmer days, dry fly fishing during … Continue reading

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Feel Good Trout Unlimited Film: Querencia

A project led by Trout Unlimited’s Josh Duplechian, Toner Mitchell, and Kara Armano, tells the story of the community in Questa, New Mexico, that, following a mine closure and the layoff of hundreds, has found rebirth through the value of … Continue reading

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Fly Tying in the USA – and Beyond

Photo caption. My wading boots on the porch in PC last summer. March 15th, 2020. I woke to two realities today 1. Covid-19 is making its way around the USA as it has elsewhere around the world, disrupting plans, and … Continue reading

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Willamette Report : Spring 2020

We fished from Armitage to Crossroads. I was accompanied by two members of the Men’s Technical Conference, seeking the March Brown hatch. The sun may have been out, but we were a bit surprised at the “cool breeze”! We did … Continue reading

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Rio Palena Lodge Chile – Trip Report

My family and I and five friends had the pleasure of visiting Rio Palena Lodge in Chile this past February. Rio Palena Lodge is one of several properties owned by Eleven Experience. We had a great time fishing the numerous … Continue reading

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Early Spring Mckenzie Fishing Report

My girlfriend and I decided to play hooky from work on Thursday (thanks, Greg) on the first over 60° day of the year. We fished the upper Mckenzie from Blue River to Silver Creek. Most of the fish we caught … Continue reading

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WInter Steelhead Report

NOW is the time! All coastal streams have good numbers of returning fish and most of the fish are well spread over the entire system. All streams have been on a steady drop and even with rain (” showers”) in … Continue reading

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New Zealand Update 2019

A really brief history My first trip to New Zealand was in 1993. With little knowledge of the country and it’s fishing, my fishing mates and I drove way to many kilometers in three months in search of the holy … Continue reading

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