Category Archives: Lower Willamette

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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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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