Williamson River Fishing Update

Williamson River


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
6-9-2021
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Upper Williamson River:

Fishing should be very good to excellent during the black drake mayfly spinner fall. Flows are very low and clear for this time of year. The cold front likely knocked back the mayfly hatch but warmer weather will bring them back. 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!

Opened to fishing on Saturday, May 22. Flows are very low. Fishing is fair. 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. Some larger fish will be feeding on sucker eggs.

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.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, June 9th

Coast Fork Willamette River: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 1,000 Legal-Size Rainbow Trout
Junction City Pond: There Will Be Construction Work on the Junction City Pond Parking Lot Between June 16 and June 18
Leaburg Lake: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 800 Legal-Size Rainbow Trout
McKenzie River: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 1,000 Legal-Size Trout
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Anglers Report Fair Fishing With Catch Rates Picking Up over The Last Couple Weeks
Davis Lake: Water Is Low and It May Be Difficult to Launch a Bigger Boat
Deschutes River: Anglers Report Fair Fishing in The Mornings and Evenings
Fall River: The River Will Be Stocked Again With Rainbow Trout This Week
Hosmer Lake: Anglers Report Good Fishing
Odell Lake: Anglers Report Fair Fishing For Kokanee and Good Fishing For Lake Trout
Paulina Lake: Anglers Report Good Fishing For Kokanee and Brown Trout
Three Creek Lake: Anglers Report Good Fishing
Wickiup Reservoir: Five Kokanee Per Day in Addition to Daily Trout Limit
McNary Channel Ponds: About 2,000 Legal and 100 Trophy Trout Will Be Stocked This Week
Umatilla River: Steelhead Fishing Is Closed and Will Not Open Until Sept. 1
Willow Creek Reservoir: There Will Be 750 Trophy Trout Stocked This Week
Kilchis River: Trout Fishing in Streams Opened on May 22
Miami River: Trout Fishing in Streams Opened on May 22
Nehalem River: Not Much Going on This Time of Year on The Nehalem
Siletz River: A Few Summer Steelhead and Spring Chinook are Starting To Show up
Tillamook Bay: Spring Chinook Fishing on Tillamook Bay Remained on the Slow Side of Fair This Past Week
Trask River: The Trask Continued to Be Fair For Spring Chinook
Wilson River: Fishing on The Wilson Remains Slow
Agate Lake: Agate Lake Is At 72 Percent Capacity
Emigrant Reservoir: Bass Fishing Has Really Picked Up in The Last Few Weeks
Fish Lake : Fish Lake Has Been Fishing Very Good
Rogue River- Upper: The Hatchery Hole is Closed to All Fishing Through July 31
Beulah Reservoir: Fishing Has Been Good For Rainbow Trout
Campbell Reservoir: The Reservoir is Partly on BLM Property and Remains Open
Upper Klamath Lake: Water Clarity Continues to Improve and the Algae Bloom Continues to be Very Light
Lake Of The Woods: Lake of The Woods Was Heavily Stocked With Trophy and Legal Rainbow Trout
Miller Lake: Miller Lake is Accessible
Owyhee Reservoir: Bass Fishing Has Been Good Recently
Owyhee River: There Are Still Plenty of Large Brown and Rainbow Trout Available
Sprague River: Fishing is Fair For Redband Trout With and Occasional Brown Trout
North Fork Sprague River: Fishing Is Slow For Brook Trout, Redband Trout and and the Occasional Large Brown Trout
Warm Springs Reservoir: Fishing For Smallmouth Bass Has Been Heating Up Recently

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