Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Fall Fishing on the McKenzie October 2019

Cooler temperatures over the weekend kept the larger October Caddis and Short Winged Stoneflies from being overly active, but Blue Winged Olive hatches have been occurring daily. The warmest parts of the day have been the most productive on the … Continue reading

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Beautiful Fall Weather on the McKenzie and Willamette – A great week of fishing ahead

It’s been a strangely damp fall thus far, but the future cast is looking pretty sweet. The McKenzie and Willamette Rivers are fishing really well. The Middle Fork of the Willamette is down to 453 CFS below Hills Creek giving … Continue reading

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October Caddis Season is already here!

I know it’s early but this fall fishing season is upon us. The weather has changed considerably, salmon are spawning early, Grey Drakes, Blue Winged Olives and even October Caddis have been seen on the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers. It’s … Continue reading

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McKenzie River Fishing Report September 2019

Fall weather has kicked in and trout fishing on the McKenzie is fantastic. Best patterns are: Parachute Adams, Half Down Golden, Purple Para Rooster, Grey Drakes, Possie Buggers, Pheasant Tails, and Blue Winged Olives. The Lower McKenzie has plenty of … Continue reading

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McKenzie River Fly Fishing Report Late August 2019

Despite the past couple of days hot temperatures, Fall is in the air on the McKenzie River. Shadows are creeping in earlier in the afternoon, the suns position is “less directly overhead” and early fall hatches of midges, Grey Drakes … Continue reading

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Postcards from Pacific City – summer 2019

I just wanted to share a few images from the 2019 summer season at Pacific City. Deer licking fly rod.     Friends Rob and Tom from Bend. Fresh albacore.   Fresh veggies on the grill. Moon over the tuna grounds. … Continue reading

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Cooler Temps on Local Waters Improving Summer Fishing

Despite lower water conditions and less than impressive hatches the recent cloudy mornings and cooler temps have improved fishing on the McKenzie and Willamette rivers. Best fly patterns are: Jay’s Hi Tie Caddis FinFetcher Caddis Perry’s Bugmeister Jigged Frenchie Strolis … Continue reading

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Emergency fishing restrictions now in effect for Umpqua River

From ODFW: Thursday, August 1, 2019 Emergency fishing restrictions now in effect for Umpqua River ROSEBURG, Ore. – Effective immediately, an emergency regulation protects wild summer steelhead and early returning fall chinook on the mainstem Umpqua River. Scottsburg Bridge (Hwy. … Continue reading

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Summer Flies for Summer Water Conditions

Water levels are lower on the Mckenzie, Willamette and tributaries. Hatches have diminished but trout still need to eat. Focus efforts early and late and look for shade during the day. Smaller dries and nymphs (#14-16) are the way to … Continue reading

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McKenzie Pass Alpine Lakes July 2019

Looking at a map of the Mt. Washington Wilderness Area you’ll notice a bunch of different lakes connected by lots of trails including the PCT, a trail that use to pass by my front door. I worked along this trial … Continue reading

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Deschutes Report June 2019

Could not get enough (one day) of the Deschutes last month. I was also invited for a trip in June, for the entire week. Early June now also signifies for the most part, the end of the salmon/stonefly hatch. However, … Continue reading

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Gold Lake Report June 2019

I made a day trip up to Gold this past week. The weather was great and the fish were active. Fish were rising most of the day to tiny mayflies. While I never cracked the code for the surface feeders, … Continue reading

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Hosmer Lake June 2019

Decided to drive up to the Cascade Lake’s area Monday after work to get in some dry-fly action and to escape the valley heat with the family. The scenery is some of my favorite in the state and the wildflowers … Continue reading

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Jay’s CDC McKenzie Green Caddis Fly

In this video, Jay ties what he describes as a “hunting” type of dry fly, The CDC McKenzie Caddis. In May or June as people await the famous stone fly hatches of Oregon known as the “salmon fly hatch” another … Continue reading

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Deschutes Report May 2019

Took a dry run day trip from Warm Springs to Trout Creek this week. We knew the traffic would be heavy even after the three day holiday. The boat ramp at WS had 4 boats waiting, and three more boats … Continue reading

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