Category Archives: North Umpqua River Fishing Reports

Dan Callaghan’s North Umpqua — photos, conservation and friendship

A couple weeks ago, I received a copy of Dan Callaghan’s North Umpqua, a book of photographs of the river, its character and inhabitants, posthumously published by his wife, Mary Kay Callaghan. It’s a beautiful book, 156 photographs taken over … Continue reading

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North Umpqua in great shape, fishing fair

Barrett, Tye and myself left Eugene at 4am this morning and headed down to the North Umpqua. We’d had some good reports of steelhead coming to the skated dry fly. Matt Sigmeund had a fish come to the surface the … Continue reading

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North Umpqua coming around

The North Umqua River has dropped to a fine fishable level. Enough fish have past over Winchester Dam that fly anglers are having success in the fly fishing only section of the North Umqua. Things appear to be a little … Continue reading

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Wild Umpqua Steelhead need your help

We received this info from the Steamboaters: On Monday May 5th 2008 Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announced their proposed changes to the 2009-2012 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations. There are eight different proposed regulations that would allow for … Continue reading

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Wild Steelhead on the move and on the Grab

Matt Sigmeund, Gardner Floor Covering co-owner and spey casting guru and Barrett Christiansen Caddis Fly guide/employee and fly tying guru headed down to the Umpqua yesterday. Despite some big snow flakes and overall cold conditions the two anglers had some good fishing. … Continue reading

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Steelhead numbers excellent on the North Umpqua

Winter steelhead continue to head upstream in a high and cold North Umpqua. While this is prime time for the fly fishing only section of the river, high water has made things tough. As I write this the river has … Continue reading

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Despite high water North Umpqua produces some nice fish over the weekend

Caddis Fly guide Jeff Carr found some gorgeous winter steelhead this weekend on the North Umpqua. The river is running a bit high but still fishable. Jeff was swinging articulated leaches on this Sage 13′ #7 z-axis spey rod.  His … Continue reading

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Snow Melt hampers winter run steelhead anglers

Late last week the N. Umpqua dropped into great shape and the fishing picked up. Wednesday-Saturday yielding results for many of the anglers on the river. Late Saturday the river starting rising back up, cold water from low elevation snow … Continue reading

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North Umpqua Fly Water heating up.

The river has been dropping steadily and good numbers of fish have been showing up in the fly water section of the North Umpqua.   Lead Eyed eggs or Egg-Sucking stones with an egg dropper are catching fish.  Fish slow and on … Continue reading

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North Umpqua fast and cold — like you like your women

The North Umpqua is staged for a tremendous winter run for wild steelhead. Water conditions are less than ideal being high and cold. Numbers are great over Winchester Dam. As weather warms and fish move out of the lower river … Continue reading

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