Category Archives: Oregon Weekend Fishing Forecast

John Day River Fun in the Sun

It was hot last week on the John Day river. The kids spent as much time swimming in the water as they did fishing in it. With low water and a plethora of insects on the water the smallmouth bass … Continue reading

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McKenzie River Remains High – Fishing is Good

The McKenzie has dropped into a high but very “fishable” level. Fishing has been very good. A variety of high water spring tactics are working to catch fish. Nymphing with Mega Prince, and other heavy stonefly nymph patterns has been … Continue reading

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Coastal Oregon Lake Trout Fishing

Winter steelhead season may be winding down but there are many fine opportunities to trout fish in Oregon Coastal lakes in the late winter and early spring. Some lakes offer wild trout, some only hatchery fish, and some offer both. I’m fresh … Continue reading

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Jigged Nymphs: field trial and approval

Just a quick few thoughts on a series of mostly barbless jigged nymphs currently available at the Caddis fly shop. Many of you blog readers know that I am fond of fishing a small coastal lake near our family cabin … Continue reading

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9th Annual McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival April 26th Nimrod Oregon

Celebrating the history, the form and the function of the wooden white water boat that was invented here on McKenzie River. Saturday April 26th Nimrod, Oregon Come join the McKenzie River Community at the 9th annual McKenzie River Wooden Boat … 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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Fly Cup Recycle Gets you 15% Off Fly Purchases This Friday-Sunday

Bring in your old fly cups and stock up for the Summer fly fishing season. When you return one or more of our plastic fly cups you will get 15% off of your fly purchase this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. … Continue reading

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Local Steelheading Heating Up

The Willamette and McKenzie Rivers have both dropped into near ideal shape for swinging flies for steelhead. Fish counts over Willamette Falls are off the charts. And new Sage ONE spey rods are beginning to trickle into the shop. The … Continue reading

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Sometimes fly rods catch limits too!

These guys put in a long day in the front of my boat last Saturday and came up big. The wild fish we encountered never left the water, while this brace of hatchery chromers met with the net just before … Continue reading

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Winter Steelhead Fish Porn

Jane Holloway caught this fish on the North Umpqua. Jane is so courteous she let husband Tom and son Clay fish through the camp water first. She then followed with one of Clay’s Intruders and stuck the fish above. Nice … Continue reading

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Central Oregon weekend fly fishing report

Deschutes River:Tom just got done fishing a week at Trout Creek to Maupin, very little surface action, but lots of big fish on golden stone nymphs and caddis pupa under a dropper, little green copper johns, possie bugger in size … Continue reading

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October Caddis hatch across Oregon — get on the water now

The October Caddis, Limnephilidae Dicosmoecoes, adults hatch in late fall, anywhere from late September to November in the Pacific Northwest. These large, orange caddis flies are approximately three centimeters long and provide too large a meal for big trout to … Continue reading

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Tracking the snowmelt blowout

There are several useful tools that can help an angler really see why this snow melt blowout is happening (besides all the snow of course) and understand when it will end. The Oregon State Marine Board maintains a page that shows how … Continue reading

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ODFW Stocking schedule for opening weekend in Willamette Zone

The pellet-heads are in! Per the ODFW recreation report, here is the trout stocking schedule for the McKenzie and Willamette River watersheds for opening weekend. -Blue River above Blue River Reservoir was stocked with 1,500 legal-sized rainbow trout this week. … Continue reading

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Weekend Fishing Forecast: Beware the Ides of March

The rain we needed to blow up the coastal rivers and bring the next and probably last really big push of native steelhead into the rivers arrived. Unfortunately, it came a little late in the week and Saturday is totally … Continue reading

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