Category Archives: Fishing Reports

McKenzie and Willamette River Resource Guide

Stopping by your local fly sh0p to get water conditions, fly recommendations and information on tactics is still the very best resource for the angler. Chatting with a fly shop employee who was on the water recently will give you … Continue reading

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Oregon Surf Perch On The Fly

An underutilized fly angling fishery exists right under all of our noses, in places most of us have already recreated. The Oregon coast has hundreds of miles of shoreline, which provide habitat for several species of surf perch. The most … Continue reading

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Late August Fishing Report

Despite warmer weather and smokey conditions, trout fishing remains good. Recent wildfires to our East have left the valley filled to the brim with smoke and haze. The haze and smoke mimics cloud cover, and has contributed to good dry … Continue reading

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Early August Fishing Opportunities around the State

Our local rivers the McKenzie and Middle Fork of the Willamette continue to fish well despite a lack of significant hatches. Hopper dropper set ups with Chubby Chernobyls and various jigged nymphs continue to be very effective. Attractor patterns like … Continue reading

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July Fishing Report

Dry fly fishing has been great on our local rivers: the Mckenzie and Willamette. The fish will be most active in the mornings when the water is the coolest. There will be a lot of bug activity in the evening, … Continue reading

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Mid June Fishing Report

With the majority of the runoff in our rear-view mirror, our local rivers and tributaries are shaping up nicely for summer conditions. Flows have stabilized creating great conditions for floating and wading. Both the Mckenzie and Willamette are currently seeing … Continue reading

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McKenzie River Report late May 2023

The McKenzie River has finally dropped into shape and is fishing great. Top to bottom the river is turning on in a big way. Water temperatures are increasing and so is insect activity. Anglers need an array of flies to … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing Insider Podcast – McKenzie River Fly Fishing Insights

The first 25 min or so of this podcast is shop and gear talk, then Chris and Christian get into specifics on fly fishing the McKenzie River. Check it out using the links below. For Apple Podcast click:.https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mckenzie-river-and-modern-fly-lines-chris-daughters/id1454468777?i=1000613191413 For Spotify … Continue reading

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Pacific City Saltwater Fly Fishing Report May 2023

Pacific City has been on my radar for a quite sometime. Pacific City has one of the most unique reef systems in the world. The waters offer an opportunity to chase rockfish, lingcod, salmon, and tuna all on the fly. … Continue reading

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Early May 2023 Fly Fishing Report

Runoff and rain have bumped flows in our local rivers; high water calls for a different approach to spring fishing. The good news is both the Mckenzie and the Willamette rivers are dropping and should be in better shape as … Continue reading

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Spring Fishing Heating Up Despite Big Water

The McKenzie and Willamette river remain high but water temps are moving up and a variety of hatches are occurring daily. Fish are keen to eat stonefly nymphs, March Brown Nymphs, Pheasant Tail Nymphs and more. Getting your fly down … Continue reading

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Local Waters Swell with Run-Off

Anglers have limited options for clear water in the Willamette Valley at present. It seems that low level snow and the past 3 months of rain are draining out into the rivers and tributaries, causing water levels to rise in … Continue reading

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Outlook for Deschutes & John Day Summer Steelhead

From Liz Perkin, Native Fish Society On April 18, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) hosted a webinar (watch the recording here) to inform the angling public of the outlook for this year’s run of Columbia basin summer … Continue reading

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Casting into an Aquarium – Post Cards from Farquhar Atoll

The Caddis Fly Shop led a group of anglers to the Seychelles Farquhar Atoll March of 2023. The incredible variety of fish and stunningly clear water make Farquhar an incredible saltwater fly fishing paradise.

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Learn the Fishing Secrets of Hughes, Hafele, Richmond, and Perin at Trout Whisperers

Deschutes River Alliance presents a rare opportunity to learn from four northwest fly fishing icons. This is an amazing opportunity to learn from four guys who are truly northwest fly fishing gurus. Read more about this event here: DRA ICONS

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