Klamath Basin Report June 22, 2017



Klamath Lake


Williamson River


Hexagenia Mayfly, Williamson River, Oregon


Klamath Lake

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!

Klamath Basin Fly Fishing Adventures 2016

Williamson River

Williamson River

Seal Bugger

Seal Bugger

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!

Williamson River

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.

Fall Fly Fishing on the Williamson River

Williamson River

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.

Rogue River Fly Fishing

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!

Williamson River, Wood River, Rogue River Fly Fishing Report

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!

Williamson, Wood, and Rogue

I am excited about the lower Williamson opening this Saturday!.  The Klamath area had a very minnimal snow year and the water levels are fishable.  That means the large migratory fish should be heading up in a hurry.

The Wood is fishing and the bite has been sporadic.  The lakes (Agency/Upper Klamath) have been providing great opportunities for some large fish lately.

I’m also excited about adding the Rogue River to my list of rivers for fly fishing adventures.  We are offering trips for both single-hand, and double-hand (spey) fly fishing.  It was a fun year for winter fish (steelhead), and trout fishing is a blast on this river with plenty of dry fly action available.  The Rogue and its trout fishing is a great way to introduce the novice to the wonderful sport of flyfishing.

Remember Fathers Day is just around the corner and what’s better than spending a day with your dad on the river.