Category Archives: Fishing Reports

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Coastal Chinook – The Game is ALMOST on . . . .

In the estuaries anyway. One friend who lives south of me has caught five kings so far, four on anchovies and one on a fly. Another friend sent me the photo above on August 16th from a river to my … Continue reading

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Pacific City Dory fishing report – August 2nd 2016

The fly fishing for black rockfish and an occasional coho (not many of the silvers yet this season) has been good, and the crab pots are usually full these days. Capt John Harrell reports that the sea bass are occasionally difficult to … Continue reading

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Postcards from Davis Lake 2106

I didn’t think my first fish on the new SAGE X would be a bass! They too eat size 16 callibeatis nymphs. After paddling and floating down Odell Creek the kids were ready for a snack. I hadn’t camped at … Continue reading

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Postcards from Pacific City July 2016

  My best to you all. May your days be good and the fish willing to take your flies/bait/lures. Jay Nicholas, July 29th, 2016.

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Dog Days of Summer? – Plenty of Fly Fishing in Oregon

A mild three weeks of July is finally giving way to a hot week of weather, but fishing opportunities are still immense in the great state of Oregon. Locally the McKenzie and Willamette are maintaining cold water temperatures. While the … Continue reading

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Duo Slamo – Isla de la Juventud

This years Caddis Fly Shop hosted Cuba trip was on the Isle of Youth aboard Georgiana Yacht. We again utilized Avalon Fishing and Fly Fishing Caribe for our booking. We originally booked the smaller Perola craft but due to a … Continue reading

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Summer Fishing Conditions on the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers

Gorgeous summer days look to be in front of us for a while. Water levels are fantastic for wading and boating. Steelhead counts are looking good, welcome to the Willamette Valley! Hatches have slowed for sure on the McKenzie and … Continue reading

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Middle Fork of the Willamette Fishing Well Top To Bottom – June 2016

Water levels have dropped on the Middle Fork of the Willamette recently and fishing has remained very good. Wading anglers can now access much of the water between Hills Creek Reservoir and Lookout Point Reservoir with relative ease. For those … Continue reading

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Pacific City Dory Flyfishing – June 2016

My phone buzzed the fisherman’s five o-clock alarm on the bedside table and I reached for it with pinched eyes. Birdsong came in a congress of calls beyond the glow of my curtained window. The birds were more excited to be awake … Continue reading

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