Williamson River Fishing Report

Williamson River

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff


Flows and water conditions should currently be good for fishing. Look for the black drake mayfly hatch on the warmest days in June. Parachute or cripple patterns work well. Redband trout are typically concentrated on ovipositing mayflies. Last updated 6/15/22.


Fishing continues to be good on the Williamson River. Very large trout will begin to move into the Williamson River once the hot weather hits. June is typically one of the best months on the Williamson. Numerous insects are hatching including Skwala stoneflies, golden stoneflies, yellow sally stoneflies, small crawler mayflies and multiple caddis fly species. Currently redband trout are mostly eating small mayfly nymphs. Most fish caught this time of year are small, ranging in size from 10 to 18 inches. However, large trout are starting to move in.

Anglers can launch boats at the ODFW boat ramp near Dollar General, The Waterwheel Campground or the Sportsman Retreat. Last updated 6/15/2

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, June 15th, 2022
Imnaha River: Imnaha opens for spring Chinook June 25; first season since 2016
Wallowa River: Wallowa River open for spring Chinook June 25; first season since 2016
Imnaha River: Recent rains and melting snow, flows currently are fairly high
Lookingglass Creek: Opened to angling for hatchery spring Chinook salmon
Wallowa River: Wallowa River will open for hatchery spring Chinook fishing on June 25
Hood River: The Hood River has been high and muddy this week
Blue River: Will be stocked early this week
Blue River Reservoir: Was last stocked the week of May 31
Clackamas River: Lower Clackamas River Fishery Summaries
Coast Fork Willamette River: Will be stocked this week
Leaburg Lake: Will be stocked this week
McKenzie River: Increase in flow and drop in temperature the fish have not been moving as much
Middle Fork of the Williamette: Reports of a few fish being caught below Dexter Dam
Santiam River ( North Fork) : River is currently running unseasonably high for this time of year
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: The river is very high at the moment
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 10,000 cfs
Siletz River: Summer steelhead fishing should continue to improve through June
Tillamook Bay: There are still fish available in both the upper and lower bay
Trask River: Flows are up again and the river is floatable
Wilson River: Summer steelhead should be throughout the fishery
Coos River: Anglers are still catching decent numbers of rockfish around the jetties
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant is getting a bonus 500 pounder trout this week
Lemolo Lake: The KOA resort is open
: Bottom fishing is now open to all depths through June 30
North Umpqua River: Anglers are doing well on spring Chinook
Wood River: Hatches are starting with salmonflies and large mayfly specie

As of June 10, the East Fork of the Owyhee below the dam was flowing at 32 cfs
Owyhee River - East Fork

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