Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Lower Mckenzie Report : November 2016

The shop has been getting reports the fishing has been “good” on the lower river.    So…., Only one way to find out?   Lou and Tim headed out and, let’s just say we confirmed….”the fishing is good”! The mild temps and … Continue reading

Posted in Fishing Porn, Fishing Reports, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Rain on the Way but Warm November Temps Keep Local Fishing Viable

Beautiful fall days and fast dropping rivers mean the McKenzie and Willamette rivers have come back in shape after the last rain. While more rain is on the way our local rivers should hold in a while longer this November. … Continue reading

Posted in Fishing Reports, Lower Willamette, McKenzie River, Middle Fork Willamette River fishing | Leave a comment

Lou’s Montana Fly Fishing Trip 2016

Got some time off from the shop and gathered up the Technical Men’s Conference (old dawgs who have fished together for decades) and headed off to Missoula.  We elected to try some of the other rivers (Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork … Continue reading

Posted in Fishing Porn, Fishing Reports, Fly Fishing Travel | Leave a comment

Late October Local Fly Fishing Opportunities Remain

MCKENZIE RIVER:  KEY FLIES: October Caddis (#8, #10, #12), BWO (#18, #16) and Mega Prince (#8, #6). INTEL: The McKenzie River is riding a little high after the typhoon (yes, an honest to goodness typhoon) hit the Pacific Northwest last week, but … Continue reading

Posted in Fishing Reports, McKenzie River, Middle Fork Willamette River fishing | Leave a comment

Fishing Report: A week in Idaho, October 2016

If you’ve never fished in Idaho’s mountain country, I recommend adding it to your fly fishing bucket list. Having grown up in the potato state, I try to get back to fish Idaho’s waters at least once a year and I was fortunate enough to get a … Continue reading

Posted in Fishing Reports, Fly Fishing Travel | 1 Comment

Fall Bahamas Trip 2016

Hurricane Matthew spared our favorite family vacation spot on the Bahamian Island of Abaco. The weather has remained a bit unsettled over the past week but it’s slated to improve each day for the next week. We arrived in Marsh … Continue reading

Posted in Fishing Reports, Fly Fishing Gear Review, Fly Fishing Travel | Leave a comment

Dory Season Winding Down but fishing is still hot

The only reason(s) the dory season out of Pacific City is tapering off (are) 1.  too many days with rough seas 2.  too many people booking salmon trips in the river The seas were supposed to be rough this morning, … Continue reading

Posted in Fishing Reports | Leave a comment

Coastal Lake Trout Fishing

While many anglers thoughts turn to salmon or sea run cutthroat, there are still opportunities to fish for nice lake-bound trout on the coast. A small but dedicated cadre of fly anglers pursue these fish and I found myself fleeing … Continue reading

Posted in Fishing Reports | 1 Comment

Excellent Fall Fishing to be had on the McKenzie River

Low water, low light, and good insect hatches have the McKenzie River fishing great. A great variety of hatches have the fish active throughout the warmest hours of the day. No need to get up early 10-4 is prime time … Continue reading

Posted in Fishing Reports, McKenzie River | Leave a comment

Pacific City Wisdom & Fish 18 September 2016

Mid september full moon. Time for strangeness and a few salmon to trickle in on the leading edge of the fall run. I’d like to share a few thoughts and photos from the last few days. The photos will speak … Continue reading

Posted in Fishing Reports | 1 Comment

Local Fishing Heating Up – Trout and Steelhead Fishing Very Good

The past week of cooler weather has spurned some very good fishing in our area. Grey Drakes and Mahogany Duns have been hatching daily on the McKenzie. It’s time to fish October Caddis pupae deep as fish are gorging on … Continue reading

Posted in Fishing Reports | Leave a comment

Fishing Report Crane Prarie, Sea-runs, McKenzie and – – – -

Going into Labor Day weekend, there are fishing opportunities in many nearby locations across Oregon. Smallmouth bass on the Umpqua has been very good. High Lakes trout (Crane Prairie photos below) is challenging but rewarding on dries and nymphs. Diamond … Continue reading

Posted in Fishing Reports | Leave a comment

Postcards from Baja: August Fishing Report

Guy Allen just returned from close to a month journey to Baja, logging some 4 thousand miles in the process and fishing close to twenty days during the period. Lots of good adventure, minor tactical issues, crazy drivers on treacherous … Continue reading

Posted in Fishing Reports | 2 Comments

McKenzie River Fishing Report: End of August 2016

Despite some hot days on the water lately fishing has been good. Each day more shadows come into play and that “high sun” period shrinks. I have seen more small caddis and mayflies each of the past few days and … Continue reading

Posted in Fishing Reports | Leave a comment

Fall Flies That Catch Fish in our Local Waters

Not to jump the gun on Fall….. but I am a bit tired of this heat and ready for some cooler temps, shadows on the water, and even that wet stuff that falls from the sky. Here are a list … Continue reading

Posted in Fishing Reports, Oregon Fly Fishing Tips | Leave a comment