November is a very good fishing month as we transition from fall into winter. After several years of unusually dry fall weather we finally have some regular & normal rainfall!
When fall rains come often the rivers fill with leaves. When this happens I like to hit the Oregon Fishing Club ponds for trout, which are on the bite as the water cools down. If the mountain road conditions are good, trout fishing on the Deschutes is another top option. There is also rod breaking & hook straightening Chum Salmon in the Kilchis and Miami Rivers by Tillamook.
We’ll have another combination in-person & zoom meeting this month at High Rocks on Tuesday, November 16th. I’ll get an email out with the details next week.
The 2021 Fly Fishing Challenge is still going on and we have a very cool challenge pin this year-which is pictured. If you’ve completed the challenge please email me or Brad.
Last year Clackamas Fly Fishers extended paid memberships thru 2021. In 2022 we are going to resume paid memberships. If you paid to be a new member in 2021, it will be good for next year too. If you are a member and haven’t paid since 2020, you’ll need to pay dues in 2022. If that sounds a little confusing, don’t worry. We have a spreadsheet and are also pretty easy people to deal with.
We are shooting for Saturday November 13th for our Fish A Long. This date will be perfect for either Chum Salmon on the Kilchis River or for trout at one of the Oregon Fishing Club lakes. Unfortunately Wilder Lake was hit very hard by the hot summer weather and is not an option for a while.
For several years now we have been posting monthly fishing reports. Looking back on them is a good way to get ideas for local fly fishing opportunities currently happening or coming up. I’ve tested it out; type the word November or December in the search box and you’ll get all the past reports for that month.
Please remember our sponsors this fall, they are the lifeblood of the club. It’s not too early for a little Christmas shopping or putting together your wish list. Stop by their shops and let them know your appreciate their support. Better yet buy something or book a trip.