Category Archives: Lower Willamette

McKenzie and Willamette River Tactics for late April 2016

Cooler temperatures look to prolong traditional spring conditions this week. We have had a bump in water, although it’s already on the way back down (see photo). Water conditions will improve each day this week. Over the next few days … Continue reading

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Willamette River Fly Fishing Report – April 2016

Finally made it out to the lower main stem of the “Willy”. The fishing was good during the cloud cover period of 11:00am to 2:00pm. The winter levels really made some changes to various islands and flat stretches. We were … Continue reading

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Willamette and McKenzie Rivers Fishing Well

It feels like an early Fall season is upon us. The past few days on the river have been cooler, and several species of mayflies have been emerging. Gray Drakes, lesser Green Drakes and Blue Winged Olives have been available … Continue reading

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Local Waters Low and Clear – Fishing Best Morning and Evening

While it’s not quite officially Summer it sure feels like it! The McKenzie and Willamette Rivers are running at levels very much unfamiliar to us at this time of year. Rivers are crystal clear and often moving at a snails … Continue reading

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Local Fly Fishing Conditions Excellent

The McKenzie and Willamette rivers continue to fish well with unseasonably low flows and good hatches. If you have been concentrating on the lower aspects of the two river you may want to move up a bit during the day, … Continue reading

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Best Local Flies Spring 2015

It’s the general trout season opener this weekend. While many folks have been enjoying some fine fishing on the lower McKenzie everything else opens up Saturday morning! The following is a list of fly patterns that have been effective this … Continue reading

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Fall Guide Special Starts Today October 21st, 2014

Starting this coming Wednesday the 21th of October we will be offering special pricing on our local guided fly fishing trips. Instead of our standard $450 per day we will be running a prime part of the day “3/4 guide … Continue reading

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Middle Fork Willamette Steelhead Fishing

The Middle Fork Willamette was a great steelhead fishery for us this Summer; however, it remains an option through the Fall as well.  With well over 20,000 fish over the falls this year, numbers are good and now is still … Continue reading

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Fall Fishing Coming to Your Local Rivers Soon

Fall has been creeping in, edging out a gorgeous dry Summer in the Willamette Valley. Shade, shadows, and mid-afternoon midges have been increasing daily. Grey Drakes, Blue Winged Olives and tan Caddis have been sporadically emerging. Waters are still low … Continue reading

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Guide Trip Special: Willamette River Summer Steelhead

Willamette Valley Summer Steelhead fishing is improving, with about a thousand more fish over Willamette falls compared to this time last year, our local steelhead season looks to be making a turn for the better. Optimal water levels and increasing … Continue reading

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Take Work Off and Fish Locally

So here is the plan for Friday. Go into work early make sure it’s all handled and then head to the river around 11am! Today we have a bit of rain and overcast. The fish on the McKenzie and Willamette … Continue reading

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Trout Unlimited Organizational Meeting

Please note: new location! TU Chapter 678 McKenzie Upper Willamette will hold an organizational meeting Monday May 5, 2014 at 6 PM in the small community room of The Stellaria Building 150 Shelton-McMurphey Blvd, Eugene, OR 97401. The nomination of … Continue reading

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Flies you Need in your Fly Box for Spring Fishing on the Mckenzie and Willamette

Here is a list of “go to” standard fly patterns for your local fishing over the next couple of weeks. Sizes may vary slightly and of course there are many other effective flies. These are your “don’t leave home without … Continue reading

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Willamette River Report

The sky outside may not look like the above picture outside right now,…but the sun did come out earlier this week. Jim Y. and I took a quick trip down the Mckenzie and on to the Willy. I wanted to … Continue reading

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Harrisburg Railroad Bridge Warning

Albany Tribune November 22, 2013 Lane County Marine Patrol and the Oregon State Marine Board urge boaters who are hunting and fishing this time of year, to use extreme caution on the Willamette River at the Harrisburg Railroad Bridges near … Continue reading

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