Category Archives: Fishing Reports

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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Memorial Weekend Middle Deschutes Fishing Report

Happy Memorial Day to our veterans and friends from The Caddis Fly Shop.  We hope you had an opportunity to get out and fish this weekend despite the rainy weather. The Middle Deschutes saw some pressure this weekend, but fished … Continue reading

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Higher Spring Flows on the McKenzie – Better Hatches – Good Fishing – May 2019

Post spawn rainbows are responding well to nymphs and dries. Best flies have been Brillon’s Lucent Jig, Chubby Chernobyls, brown and green caddis.     There are a few Bull Trout migrating through the mid McKenzie at the moment.   … Continue reading

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Lower McKenzie River Blockage May 2nd, 2019

From KVAL NEWS:   SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Two trees are down across nearly the entire width of the McKenzie River about a mile upstream of Bellinger Landing, Lane County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol deputies warned Wednesday. “At current river levels, … Continue reading

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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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