Williamson River Fish Report for 9-1-2021
Williamson River Fishing Report
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
UPPER WILLIAMSON RIVER:
Fishing has been good. Grasshoppers are are thinning out. Grasshopper dry fly patterns have been productive. Flows are very low this time of year. Hatches in poor water years are not as productive as good water years. Best bet is to pay to fish on the Yamsi or Sand Creek Ranch.
Only one single point hook will be allowed beginning April 22. This change is due to record low spawning escapement for trophy redband trout throughout the Klamath Basin. ODFW also encourages the use of barbless hooks in this fishery and catch-and-release rubber nets.
LOWER WILLIAMSON RIVER:
No treble hooks allowed! Very small mayflies are hatching and fish are feeding on them in certain locations.
Open to fishing through Oct. 31. Flows are very low. Fishing is good. When fly-fishing use long, light leaders and clear fly lines for best success. Caddis flies, yellow sally stoneflies and many small mayfly species are hatching. Flies mimicking small mayfly nymphs can work well.
Regulations have changed on the Williamson River. Only one single point hook is allowed. This change is due to record low spawning escapement for trophy redband trout throughout the Klamath Basin. ODFW also encourages the use of single barbless hooks in this fishery, not removing fish from the water and catch-and-release rubber nets.
Also, all radio tagged redband trout must be released unharmed. Redband trout will have what looks to be fishing line coming from the abdomen. These fish will be 6-18 inches long.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, September 1st
Upper Klamath Lake: Redband trout are starting to move back into the main part
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Fishing can be excellent this time of year if flows are fishable
Lake Of The Woods: Fishing will be slow for trout as most stocked rainbow trout will move to deeper water
Miller Lake: Fishing is excellent as the lake has been heavily stocked
Sprague River: Sprague River Fishing Report
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Saturday, August 28th
: Archery hunting opens Aug. 28, remember to check for access and fire restrictions before hunting Tag sale deadline is Friday, Aug. 27
Snake River- Below Hells Canyon Reservoir: Fall Chinook season opens in Hells Canyon on Aug. 26
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