Fall Chinook Salmon Fish are in the estuaries and fishing has been fair to good for fly anglers. Clouser Minnows, Tater Chip, P.C. King, Boss & Hot Shot Comets are my top fly picks. We have picked up fish up to 35 lbs. on recent trips. Lots of Jack Salmon this year!
Coastal Freshwater: Decent numbers of bright Steelhead are still available. Early morning is the best bet as the water is cooler. Dark small Steelhead patterns. Great time for floating lines as fish are active. Last rain system pushed a good number of Sea-Run Cutthroat and a few Salmon upriver.
Willamette Valley Rivers: Fair to good for trout on October Caddis and October Caddis Pupa patterns. Morrish’s Foam October Caddis, or Yak Caddis as the dries. Morrish's October Caddis pupa works well throughout the daytime. Starting to see the big Rainbows coming out to play!
Metolius River: Fishing has been pretty decent for some anglers. PMD's, Flav's and Mahogany Duns are out and about. We should see some October Caddis soon. If your up there stop by the Fly Fishers Place and talk to Jeff Perrin as he knows the Metolius quite well.
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