As the temperatures increase, the big migratory fish of Klamath Lake and Agency Lakes are finding refuge in the cooler waters of the Williamson River, Wood River, and many feeder stream of the Klamath Basin. This time of the season is one of my favorites because we can target enormous Redband Trout in the rivers or lakes and resident Brown Trout on the Wood River….it all depends on the clients personal taste. We also have a great Salmon Fly hatch on the Rogue River. If dry fly fishing interests you more, the Hexagenia Mayflies are coming off on the Williamson!
We are going to offer a ten percent discount on guided fly fishing adventures in the Klamath Basin for the 2016 season. If a trip is booked between November 1, 2015 and May 15, 2016 for any dates in 2016 (Klamath Basin only) a ten percent discount will be applied. The discount does not apply to package rates (already discounted) or the Rogue River. Please email or call Brent with any questions. (541)591-6221 or brent@trophytroutfitters. Hope to see you in 2016!
The fall fishing is staying good throughout the Klamath Basin, with special emphasis on the Williamson River. This time of year, a variety of techniques such as swinging streamers, nymphing, and dry flies are all being utilized to help fool some of the wariest fish. I’m in the process of setting up our wintertime fly fishing and fly tying classes. Keep checking back, the schedule will be posted shortly.
The Rogue River needs to be remembered this time of year. We still have beautiful weather, and plenty of steelhead to make for a fun day. The fishing should get better and better all the way through November.
Just want to inform everyone my rates are still reflecting the 2014 season. We’re having a problem updating the site. The rates for 2015 are the same as 2014. Hope to hear from you soon. Tight lines!
Hey folks, sorry the posts kind of disappeared, but life got a little sidetracked! We’re still here and as happy as ever! Well anyways, the rivers are low and clear, but the fishing is GREAT!!! The Hex’s started early on the Williamson, and are in full swing! We’re already picking a few fish up on hoppers on the Wood, but majority of the bigger fish seem to be in the lower river still eating leech imitations! Hope to see you on the water soon! Tight lines!
Sorry to all for not being timely on posting reports this season. Life gets busy….especially with raising kids. Anyways, the Hex hatch is tapering towards its end, but the fishing is still great. There are many trophy fish in both rivers at this time. The Williamson fish seem to be keying on smaller flies, but there are still a few that will inhale a larger leech. We’re still getting nice fish on dries on the Wood River during the hatches (mainly morning), but the bigger fish are being caught on streamers. I will be participating in a casting and fly tying clinic at The Waterwheel RV Park on The Williamson River Saturday July 26th. LTS Fly Rods, Pavati Drift Boats, and a good friend from On The Fly Guide Service will all be there. The event is from 11AM to 5PM and is free of charge. Hope to see you there!
Wow! What an opening weekend on the Williamson. The water is low, clear, and the fishing is better than fantastic. I ran trips the last three days and there are more than enough fish to have some fun (large one’s too.) Swinging leech patterns on a slow sinking intermediate line has been the most productive technique. I will post some pictures of this weekend in the next day or two, but for now it’s time to go get some rest.
The Wood River opened at the end of last month, and it’s fishable. Most of the fishing will be concentrated on the lower river, with most the focus close to the mouth. Fishing subsurface is producing the best bite….but certain times mixed with the right weather is producing some dry fly action. There are definitely fish to be caught, and the Wood River is a beautiful place to spend a day.
The upper Williamson River also opened late last month, and the lower Williamson will open later in May. I’m very excited for opening weekend, and I suspect lots of big fish moving into the river early. Agency and Upper Klamath Lake have been giving up some big fish lately, especially around Rocky Point and the mouths of the Wood and Williamson. Many of the feeder creeks into Upper Klamath Lake are now open for the season, and I have private access to some of these wonderful fisheries.
Thanks to everyone who made 2013 a great success and hopefully I get to show you what Southern Oregon fly fishing has to offer!
I was lucky enough to float the Rogue River yesterday with a good friend Nate Bailey from On the Take Guide Service. The water is in good shape, and the steelhead are still willing to take a fly. Majority of the fish are going to grab nymphs on long dead drifts, but we were able to stick (and break off) a couple swinging on the long rods. Until next time, Tight Lines to all!
Fall is my favorite time to fish the waters of Southern Oregon. The Wood and Williamson Rivers both close November 1st, but there are some amazing opportunities between now and then. I have been witnessing some amazing hatches of mahogany Duns, and more than a few fish are keying on them. The weather is beautiful lately, which makes the days on the boat that much more enjoyable. If flinging flies for steelhead is more your fancy, then don’t forget about the upper Rogue River. The fishing has been great, and fish have been caught on both the swing and dead drift. If you need any information on these fisheries, please contact Brent. Tight Lines!