Category Archives: North Umpqua River Fishing Reports

A Letter from Congressman Defazio – Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary

Dear Mr. Daughters: Thank you for your message in support of designating the Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary in Oregon. I appreciate hearing from you and you will be pleased to know that I introduced H.R. 6129, the Frank Moore … Continue reading

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North Umpqua River Lodging

The North Umpqua River Retreat offers everything the traveling steelhead angler is looking for; large parking area for boats, doorstep swing water, and spacious clean living arrangements to name a few. This was our second year in a row at … Continue reading

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Frank Moore and “Mending the Line” at McKenzie Fly Fishers Meeting Monday Night May 19th

This Monday night the McKenzie Flyfishers meeting will feature Frank Moore and a showing of a “short” 20 minute version of “Mending the Line” The film tells a story about much more than flyfishing. It is a war story, a … Continue reading

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North Umpqua River Fishing and Accommadation Report

The North Umpqua River is one of the premier places to swing flies in Oregon for Winter and Summer Steelhead. With countless named and unnamed pools sometimes it’s hard to choose where to fish. For myself, Lou, and brother Ty … Continue reading

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Frank Moore and G.Loomis Fly Rods at The Caddis Fly Saturday

The North Umpqua’s ambassador and protector, Frank Moore will be at the Caddis Fly from 12-1:30 in the shop tying flies, and then from 1:30-3:00pm at Alton Baker Park demo day for G. Loomis NRX fly rods, spey, and single … Continue reading

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Bill McMillan comes to Roseburg for Steamboaters banquet

Head down to Roseburg for the Steamboaters winter social, Saturday, March 5, 2011. KowLoon Restaurant, 2686 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg No Host Social Hour: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dinners will be served family style at the table

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Good news: No new hydropower on the North Umpqua

A few days ago, Coastal Hydropower LLC — a company that was interested in installing hydropower turbines in Winchester Dam on the North Umpqua, decided that it wanted to withdraw its FERC permit application. The company had encountered a fair … Continue reading

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Guide advocates moving hatchery summer steelhead into fly water on North Umpqua

Our pals at Buster Wants to Fish published an anonymous Q&A with a prominent North Umpqua River fly guide who is advocating moving hatchery summer steelhead into the fly water on the North Umpqua. It’s a fascinating interview and you … Continue reading

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Ten Flies You Need in your Box this Fall

Some great fishing remains available this fall. Locally we have numerous trout and steelhead opportunities. The Deschutes, Umpqua, John Day and many other rivers in Oregon have some excellent fishing through November. What bugs should you have to attack the … Continue reading

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These North Umpqua Steelhead are easy

I spent three days on the Umpqua River last weekend, starting with a morning in Reedsport fishing for fall chinook. Salmon were in the river between the mouth and Dean Creek. We stumbled onto a couple good spots to fly … Continue reading

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North Umpqua summer steelhead, sleep deprivation, and collective insanity

We made it hard on ourselves, taking off for the North Umpqua Thursday night after last call. How many days ago, two? We left with no sleep, straight for the fly water. When I popped out of the truck that … Continue reading

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Late winter/early spring steelhead

The end of March is the time when people start to ask; are there many winter steelhead left? and when are the summer steelhead going to be in? The answer to the first question is, Yes! Although the major push … Continue reading

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Jay Nicholas’ Salmon Fisher’s Journal: North Umpqua 1/8/10

Looks like Jay is at it again, reeling in big fish like the one he photographed (above) before releasing it last week. For the fascinating and mundane details of the fishing, the secret fly patterns, his companions, and the fun, … Continue reading

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Another scenic skunking on the North Umpqua

-MS

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Wild North Umpqua Winter Steelhead safe for now

Communique from Bruce McIntosh, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Fish Division Deputy Administrator, Inland Fisheries As the management of North Umpqua winter steelhead is of great interest to Oregonians, last week ODFW made the following decisions regarding the future … Continue reading

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