Williamson River Report

Williamson River


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
6-23-2022
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UPPER WILLIAMSON RIVER:

Flows and water conditions should currently be good for fishing. Look for the black drake mayfly hatch on the warmest days in June. We have received no reports on the black drake hatch but considering it is very weak everywhere else we expect the same here. This would be the week to give a try though. Parachute or cripple patterns work well. Redband trout are typically concentrated on ovipositing mayflies.

LOWER WILLIAMSON RIVER:

Fishing should be excellent this week as many big fish move in from the lake after a long exceptionally cool, wet spring. Redband in the lake are in exceptional condition. 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.

Anglers can launch boats at the ODFW boat ramp near Dollar General, The Waterwheel Campground or the Sportsman Retreat.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, June 23rd
: ODFW Recreation Report
Grande Ronde River: Flows on the Grande Ronde River have been dropping
Imnaha River: Trout fishing may be good during periods of moderated flows
Umatilla River: Summer steelhead fishing on the Umatilla River is now closed
Wallowa River: Flows on the Wallowa River probably will be somewhat elevated over the next couple weeks
Lake Billy Chinook: Bass are biting well
Clear Lake: Will be stocked again this week
Coast Fork Willamette River: Was last stocked the week of June 13
McKenzie River: Spring Chinook – This week the fishing conditions look good!
Middle Fork of the Williamette: Middle Fork of The Williamette Report
Nestucca River: Spring Chinook fishing continues to improve on the Nestucca
Trask River: Spring Chinook are in the Trask and spread throughout
Wilson River: Summer steelhead are throughout the fishery
Ben Irving Reservoir: Fishing the area near the dam may be the way to go
Coos River: Anglers are still catching decent numbers of rockfish
Coquille River: River levels are dropping quickly
Diamond Lake: Fishing has been really good
Eel Lake: Trout fishing at Eel Lake has been decent
Emigrant Reservoir: Water clarity is surprisingly good for this time of year
Empire Lake Lower: Bass fishing is good in Upper and Lower Empire Lake
Galesville Reservoir: Anglers are still catching some really nice trout in Galesville
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Anglers are still catching trout up at Howard Prairie
Hyatt Lake: Very low if any fishing pressure
Rogue River- Upper: Trout fishing is now open in the Rogue
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Trout stockings in the upper river started May 18
Blitzen River: Currently very little fishing pressure
Campbell Reservoir: There are likely no fish in the reservoir
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Owyhee Reservoir: Owyhee Reservoir Fishing Report
Phillips Reservoir: Phillips Reservoir Fishing Report
Sprague River: Fishing is slow throughout the river

Gamefish limits and gear restrictions lifted for Malheur and Warm Springs Reservoirs, including portions of the Malheur River
Malheur Reservoir

6-22-2022
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