Recent Posts


Casa Blanca Big Bugs Gil Muhleman Salmonfly Guided Fishing Goldenstones Deschutes River Alliance North Coast: Trout Unlimited Oregon Frank Moore Deschutes Photo shoot Brian O'Keefe Nick Wheeler Grande Ronde Trask Sea-runs San Diego Black Friday Fish Fest Salmon Fly steelhead flies Oregon Trout Bum Simms Kenny Morrish Springers Boston Whaler Skeena Road Trip G. Loomis Crooked River Trout Sea-run Cutthroat Green Drakes Sage Fly Rods Cutthroat Trout McKenzie River Pacific ocean Puget Sound Fly Fishing Class Little Creek Outfitters Sandy River flies Nehalem River native fish Switch Rod Fall River Coastal Streams Native Fish Society Ascension Bay Clackamas Steelhead high water Klickitat Native Trout Winter Steelhead Winter Trout Metolius Skagit F.I.S.T. Hardy Reel Mr. Skittles Small Streams Chinook Salmon Wild fish Keepemwet Fishing Coho Silvey's Super Sinker Elk River Euro Nymphing Gig Harbor Trout Bum Road Trip Josh linn Dry Fly hot water North Fork Nehalem McKenzie Bull Trout Pink Salmon Zombies Czech Nymphing BWOs Brian Silvey North Coast PMDs Bonefish photography Redsides Fishing Report Redband Trout Rob Crandall BC West Slope Cutthroat Oregon Trout Trail Hosted Trip Carp Rainbow Trout Fly Czar NORCAL Redside Rainbow Caddis Fishing Skaters Morrish's Fluttering Stone Reed College John Day Oregon Back Roads #keepemwet Salmonfly hatch Big Trout Marty Sheppard Tarpon invasive species Instagram Streamers Trout-a-Thon Montana Deschutes River Waders OPST Sage Elk & Sixes Smithers John Day River Salmon Salmonflies Mako Shark small creeks March Browns Waterdog Belize Czech Nymph Clackamas River Metolius River Whitefish Spring Trout Rendezvous Scientific Anglers Maupin Brown Trout Wilson River Klamath River F3T Jeff Helfrich Invasives Coho Salmon Black Friday Fish-a-long Snow Bahamas Makos Soft Hackles Spey North Umpqua Shad Couch Fishing Steelhead fly Jason Atkinson Summer Steelhead


    Fishing Reports

    My Road is Closed, I'm Going Fishing

    Joel La Follette - Thursday, January 19, 2017

    My phone beeped on Sunday with a text from my old friend, WaterDog. Due to unfortunate circumstances he had an open seat on Monday for trip on the coast with Water Time Outfitter’s Todd Rettmann. With warm rain forecast to rinse away our record snowfall and send rivers up and out, this seemed like a good chance to get on the water before the storm. I slipped past the “Road Closed” sign on my hill and met Jim somewhere off HWY 26 at o’dark thirty.

    River conditions were very low and clear on the North Fork Nehalem, with water temps just a few clicks above solid. At that height swinging water is fairly limited, so I focused on photography. WaterDog did his best to convince a Steelhead to grab dead drifted offerings, but we ended the day without making contact. If you’ve not done this drift you should, as it is very beautiful with stunning waterfalls and rock formations in the upper section.

    We beat the rain storm home, but it finally spooled up on Tuesday and started to melt away our Snowman collection. This sent the coastal rivers skyrocketing as well as most streams here in the valley. The one exception is the Sandy River which seems to be ignoring common perceptions of what should be happening with the rapid snow melt off Mt. Hood. The Sandy peaked at 6000 CFS yesterday and is currently dropping. Unless I'm missing something, that should be the trend through the weekend, offering up a cure for cabin fever.

    The rest of our favorite Steelhead streams may take a bit longer to come back around, but should be very fishable by midweek. There will be opportunities for the optimistic by Monday. Smaller watersheds could fish by Sunday. Check levels and tie good knots; there will be some fresh hot fish to tangle with.

    Contact Us

    21570 Willamette Drive West Linn, OR 97068

    2014 Royal Treatment Fly Fishing
    Privacy | Legal