Category Archives: Lower Willamette

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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Fall Report: Lower Willamette

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of having Peter (“nicest man in the fly fishing industry”) accompany me down the Lower Willamette. Fishing from Armitage Park to Harrisburg the past few weeks has been good. One change was this … Continue reading

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Great Fall Fishing Continues on the Willamette River

We have a great week of weather ahead, and it’s a beautiful time to enjoy some of the excellent fishing on our local waters. Our local guide trip special is still on ( $325 for a 3/4 day float trip … Continue reading

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Fall Guide Special Starts October 16th 2013

Starting this coming Wednesday the 16th of October we will be offering special pricing on our local guided fly fishing trips. Instead of our standard $425 per day we will be running a prime part of the day “3/4 guide … Continue reading

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McKenzie and Willamette Rivers Fishing Well Fall of 2013 Comes Early

Fall fishing is upon us a bit early this year and ideal conditions exist locally and beyond. The McKenzie and it’s tributaries are in perfect shape with regard to water level and water temperature. Each day light conditions are improving, … Continue reading

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March Brown Hatch Best in Years on the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers

Clay and I floated the lower Mckenzie on into the Willamette, from Armitage to Cross Roads ramp this Tuesday. Fish were rising from the start of our float around 10am. I had to pry the indicator rod from Clay’s hands … Continue reading

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McKenzie and Willamette Continue to Fish Well

The weekend forecast is looking great for weather and water conditions on our local rivers. Be prepared for March Browns around 2pm and blizzard caddis hatch’s to develop as the days warm. Swinging traditional wets like Cahills, March Brown Wets … Continue reading

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March Brown Hatch on the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers

March Brown mayflies are emerging on the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers daily. Best time to see fish rising to adult March Browns has been from about 1:30 to about 3:30. Best fly patterns have been the High and Dry March … Continue reading

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Pollution in Paradise

Many readers of this blog probably have a few Willamette steelhead in their grip and grin photo collections, but it’s important to remember that not so long ago, the Willamette wasn’t much of a river. Pollution in Paradise is a … Continue reading

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Mid Day Best on the McKenzie

A plethora of insects are still emerging on the Mckenzie and Middle fork of the Willamette Rivers. Good numbers of Blue Winged Olives, Lesser Green Drakes, small Orange Caddis, October Caddis and even a few Short Winged Stoneflies remain important … Continue reading

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A Little Rain Doesn’t Mean It’s Over for Local Fly Fishing

Fishing on the McKenzie and Willamette has been great the past few days, warmer nights and a bit of rain during the day is a welcome change. Fish are dialed into smaller bugs as well as October Caddis. Try swinging … Continue reading

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McKenzie and Willamette Rivers Fall Fishing Update

Our weather has been fantastic of late. Cool mornings and warm afternoons, gorgeous Fall light and great fishing conditions. Water levels remain good and fishing opportunities are to numerous to attack them all. The upper McKenzie is fishing well throughout … Continue reading

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