Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Local Rivers Get a “Freshen Up”

Recent rains have caused the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers to rise quite a bit. This fresh water surge is sure to push fish into a “fall feeding mode”. Cooler water temps, lower light conditions, and increased insect activity will make … Continue reading

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Fishing on the McKenzie Remains Strong

Water levels have come down a bit and hatches are increasing the McKenzie River. We are looking at a cool down in terms of weather that will turn the lower river on and have then entire river fishing well. Look … Continue reading

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CORPS, ODFW SIGN HATCHERY CONTRACTS

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 PORTLAND, Ore. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued two contracts recently to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for the operation of five hatcheries and the production of salmon and steelhead to offset … Continue reading

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Postcards From Maine – August 2017

My friend and fellow Salmon Journal Prodction team Leader, Al James, sent me a few photo images from his recent family vacation back in Maine. Fishing from Scarborough to Kettery, Al found just enough willing striped bass to make the … Continue reading

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CUBA TRAVEL CLARIFIED!

From our friend John Covich of MANGROVES & MOJITOS The latest fishing and travel news from Cuba Fishing Outfitters Those of you who get these blog posts might have noticed how silent I have been about Trump’s recent changes in … Continue reading

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Eastern Oregon Charm

Beginning in the foothills of the Steens Mountains and carving its way North through a stunning desert canyon, the Donner Und Blitzen River is an awesome trout fishing destination for late summer. An area that once encapsulated the nation with … Continue reading

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McKenzie River Fly Fishing Report Late August 2017

The McKenzie River remains our best bet locally and water conditions remain excellent. I have been seeing more and more insects over the past few days. Small tan caddis, a few Grey Drakes and Mahogany Duns have been available to … Continue reading

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Cooler Temperatures and Dropping Water Make for Improved Local Fishing

Look for trout fishing to perk up this coming week with cooler temperatures and perfect water conditions. It’s a great idea to take a look at The Middle Fork of the Willamette above and below Hills Creek Reservoir. The South … Continue reading

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Coho Fly Fishing Report at Pacific City July 28 2017

I had the opportunity to troll bucktail flies out of Pacific City with friends a few days ago. We fished from about 0630 to 1300 hrs – hooking 9 silvers, and brought 3 to hand. Two were wild fish released from … Continue reading

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Pacific City Albacore update – – – the Dory Fleet Connected!

Yes the Albacore were offshore Pacific City on the 21st and the dory fleet was able to find fish willing to grab. The two dory boats with fly anglers managed to find enough tuna that everyone aboard hooked and landed … Continue reading

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Summer Water Conditions in the Willamette Valley

Water levels have dropped, hatches have diminished and there are more folks out fishing than almost anytime of year. Sound like a great recipe for tough fishing? Well, it can be. High sun in the afternoon can be tough, trout … Continue reading

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Middle Fork of the Willamette Water Levels Plummet

Wading anglers will be pleased about yesterdays significant water level reduction out of Hills Creek Dam. Fishing was good all day subsurface with Jigged Mega Prince nymphs. We caught a few fish on Golden Stone adults as well. Small brown … Continue reading

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John Day River Fun in the Sun

It was hot last week on the John Day river. The kids spent as much time swimming in the water as they did fishing in it. With low water and a plethora of insects on the water the smallmouth bass … Continue reading

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Who We Are Series Post 11: Chris Daughters

This series of posts is meant to introduce all of you terrific tiers and cool customers to our small, but fantastic team of anglers here at The Caddis Fly Angling Shop. Each employee answered a number of questions about their fishing expertise, … Continue reading

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June on the Lower Deschutes

While it was once the prime time of the salmon fly hatch, June is now a transitional period when it comes to insects on the Lower Deschutes. However, just as the salmonflies begin to thin out, so do the crowds, … Continue reading

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