Fly Fishing the Middle Fork Willamette River: This is a nearby option for local Eugene fly anglers to encounter a hatch and good wading conditions. Located within the Willamette National Forest, this river has great walk in access and fishes well year round. Spring Summer angling offers excellent nymph fishing as well as numerous traditional western hatches. Green Mckenzie Caddis come off in May/June fishing can be excellent. When summer heat sets in evenings are best. Click on the link above for the latest report.
McKenzie River Fishing Reports: One of the wests true gems, the Mckenzie River offers 60+ miles of fishable water during spring and summer. The Upper McKenzie River (above Blue River) is more difficult to boat and wade, but offers an excellent wild trout fishery with crystal clear water and old growth forests. The Mckenzie river trail offers bank access. The Middle McKenzie River between Blue River and Leaburg Dam endures the most trafic over the spring and summer. A mix of hatchery and native rainbows make this river productive even when hot summer days limit “hatchtivity”. The Lower McKenzie River below Leaburg Dam is very good for steelhead and trout. Summer mornings and evenings often offer the best oppurtunity. Bank access is better than in the middle section. As the water drops wading big bars and islands can be very productive for native rainbow an cutthroat trout. Click on the link above for the latest report.
Central Oregon Fly Fishing Reports: Innumerable opportunities include the Cascade Lakes and the Deschutes, big rivers to tiny stream fishing. Spring-Summer conditions start out with the Salmon Fly Hatch on the Deschutes and Chironomids on Craine Praire, and super terrestrial fishing during the late summer on all moving water in central Oregon. Click on the link above for the latest Central Oregon Fly Fishing report.
Oregon Summer Steelhead Fly Fishing Report: Oregon boasts world class fly fishing for summer Steelhead. The North Umpqua River’s Summer fish arrive in late June and are available until the river goes out of shape in November. The Umpqua offers anglers a great challenge in terms of fishing and wading, studded boots are a must. July and August can be incredible with chances to “skate up” a huge wild summer fish with a dry fly. The McKenzie and Willamette River town runs also offer summer run hatchery fish. This section will also offer reports on the Siletz River summer run. Click on the link above for the latest Oregon summer steelhead fishing report.