Category Archives: Middle Fork Willamette River fishing

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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Middle Fork of the Willamette Winter Trout Fishing 2016

Thanks very much to Sam Parker for sharing his report on the Middle Fork of the Willamette River. My daily commute to work of late has been laced with a bit of depression as I glimpsed the Willy Wonkish river … Continue reading

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Middle Fork of the Willamette Still Fishing Well

Despite all of the recent rains, the Middle Fork near Oakridge is still in good shape and the trout are still willing to eat a fly. On my recent trip to the Middle Fork, I was able to nymph up … Continue reading

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Fall Fishing Holding up in November

We are slated for a warmer night tonight and river levels are still low on the McKenzie and Middle Fork of the Willamette. Enjoy some fishing before game time with the following patterns. Small nymphs off of Parachute Adams or … Continue reading

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Fall Fishing Getting Epic: McKenzie and Willamette Fishing Great

Fall is here in the Willamette Valley and our local fisheries have really turned on. The McKenzie in it’s entirety has been fishing great, the Middle Fork of the Willamette has dropped down and is very “wadable” with a 722cfs … 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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A Hint of Fall in the Air: Local Fishing is on the Improve

Dry fly fishing in the morning and evening has been considerable better lately on the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers. The further removed we are from those blistering hot days of July the better the fishing has been. Water levels remain … Continue reading

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Middle Fork of the Willamette Gets a Refresher

Fishing has picked up considerably on the Middle Fork of the Willamette near Oakridge. The graph above shows a spike in flows exiting Hills Creek Dam. This cold water influx has the fish looking up for larger attractor and terrestrial … 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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Middle Fork of the Willamette River Report April 2015

We floated from Greenwaters Park on the East side of the Oakridge township down to Black Canyon campground this past Tuesday. Fishing was fair. Using hopper dropper rigs with Golden Stone adult patterns and HDA Fav Variant Jigged Nymphs we … 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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