Category Archives: Middle Fork Willamette River fishing

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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Steelhead Counts Looking Good-Town Run Improving

If you haven’t already been swinging flies on the Willamette, now is the time to get out there. With hundreds of fish coming over the falls daily and with air temperatures not at peak Summer levels yet, fishing has improved … 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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Willamette River Fishing Report

The Middle Fork of the Willamette is flowing at ideal levels for trout and steelhead fishing. With approx 810 cubic feet per second being released out of Hills Creek dam the Middle Fork near Oakridge is very “wadable” and “boatable”. … 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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McKenzie River Fly Patterns page updated

We’ve updated the McKenzie-Willamette River Fly Pattern page with tons of great new trout patterns by Tony Torrence and Jay. There are some old standbys with new twists, some repeats by new tyers with different perspectives on the craft and … Continue reading

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