Williamson River

River Levels

GAGE TIME FT/CFS ℉/TB GRAPHS

N/A 7 30 year
Sprague
nr Chiloquin
9 pm 1.53/197 7 30 year
Williamson
Sprague River
10 pm 3.53/ 61.7↑/0.8 7 30 year
forecast

 

What to Expect in August

HATCH NYM/
LAR
PUPA/
EMER
DUN/
ADLT
EGG-
LAY
Trico
Hopper
Leech
Ant

Hatches divided by half-month.
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

 

August is not a prime month here. Trout have been well-educated by anglers in recent weeks. The Hexagenias are mostly done, so the usual size 8-10 olive or brown leech patterns are back in vogue.

You might see mid-morning hatches of tricos this month. The tricos are attractive to the smaller resident trout; the big migratory fish usually leave them to the littler guys.

Small patterns, such as size 18-20 Soft Hackles, can be productive when the sun is on the water. Use a clear fly line, such as you'd use in a lake, and look for very slow or slack water. Retrieve the fly slowly . . . painfully slowly.

Standard nymphs and red Copper Johns can be good when fished in the riffles.

In the evening you might catch some 9-15 inch resident trout on caddis patterns. Tan or olive Diving Caddis or Soft Hackles in size 12-14 should do the trick; present the fly with a surface swing.

Approach the prime runs carefully and stay as far back as you can; practice your distance casting before you come here. This is a difficult stream to fish well, and a guide is a good idea for those who are unfamiliar with the river and its ways.

For more information on August fishing, see the Rivers section of the General Oregon Report

What to expect in 

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