As the cold weather comes in, so do the Winter fish. Its time to break out the big guns and the good jackets. So far in our region mother nature has been fair with a good mix of heavy rain followed by some nice Winter sunshine. The Klamath remains in great shape below the dam and tributaries are running clear at the moment. We’ve been spending some time on the Rogue as well. Also a bit of driving, looking for clear water. We welcome you to take a look at how the winter has started off for us….But as for us we are heading back out.
We had a strange start to the Fall Season this year with our beloved McCloud blowing out for the second time this year. We were on the river the day it turned brown, due to the mud slide on the Mud Creek drainage. That made national news and the footage online is jaw dropping. Damn, the fishing prior was so much fun and some nice fish came to the net (see photos below). We have no idea how long the river will stay brown, but fortunately we have many other options here in the State of Jefferson. Our guides have been seen everywhere from the Rogue, Lower Sac, Trinity, Upper Sac, McCloud and Klamath rivers.
David on the Rogue River.
Sun gloves tail fish nicely.
Bollibokka giving a great show after a quick rain.
THEN IT TURNED BROWN.
The McCloud won’t fish for days maybe weeks.
Jeffery on the Upper Sac.
The team at Wild Waters has been busy. Last week we’ve had some windy days with a substantial temperature drop, but still had some great trips. Most of our days are spent on the Upper and Lower Sacramento and the McCloud River. On the McCloud we have been mainly throwing dry flies. Mid-day yellow sallies and pmd’s are making the bite last throughout the day. Once the big goldens start dropping down from the trees around 5 pm the big rainbows turn to them and throwing the big bug can make for some awesome grabs. The Upper Sac is also fishing well with dry flies. Golden Stones everywhere!! Take a look at some great photos from last week. We so appreciate all the business and look forward to taking you fishing soon.
Here in the great State of Jefferson, the fishing has been very good. Its June and the dry fly action is at its best. The snow melt has subsided and we are at our summertime low flows. Last week Wild Waters Fly Fishing saw nice hatches of green drakes, pmds, caddis, abundant golden stones and of course the gargantuan salmonfly. After a month into the season, many of the fish have wised up and are only taking the best presentations. I’ve been fishing the Orvis Superfine Glass rod and loving its delicate placement of the fly. Its dry fly time!
The sun sets on our Winter Steelhead season as spring arrives. As in each Winter we chased these fish all over the Northwest. Now the hot days of Summer and wet wading are just around the corner.
Two groups for two days each, on the Rogue river. With a house just a couple hundred yards from the boat ramp we stayed, played, and enjoyed some cold weather steelhead fishing. A really great couple of trips!!! Hope to see you next year. Lots of great photos here…..
Low clear cold water is keeping the fishing challenging but perseverance and hard work seems to always pay off. Four great friends came up to fish with us on the Upper Rogue. Great times!
Time to book a trip on the Rogue. We are catching some good fish. Check out these pigs!
I simply love guiding this river. What a treat to have such a fishery in our line-up. Now we have a full time guide Keith Lyon who lives ten minutes from the boat ramp and has fished it all his life. Come fish the Rogue this Fall. Nice fish Patsy!!!! on a Squatch Stix at that! Continue Reading →
Last few weeks I’ve been on the river. Sick with Steelhead fever. No matter how many I farmed, caught, or photographed I still couldn’t shake the virus. Now recent rains have brought the end of the season. This fish, a highlight, ate a swung fly just after dawn.
The weather man said it would rain. I’ve been wet everyday for a week but today was beautiful blue skies and fresh snow on the peaks. Sunscreen and steelhead. Continue Reading →
Steelhead fishing in Southern Oregon has been pretty fun this last week, with fowl weather and high flows bringing in some fish. It hasn’t been easy by any means but we have been finding them. Check out this great collection of photos from the week. Continue Reading →