Joe Warren, who has spoken at Clackamas Fly Fisher’s a few times, is hosting a fly fishing trip to the Parana River in Argentina for big golden dorado this fall. He is looking for 1 to 2 anglers to embark on this adventure. The Parana is the second largest river of South America and home to some of the worlds largest Golden Dorado. This trip is priced at a great savings compared to others with 8 days of angling (not 5 or 6). Quality is the name of the game with fish up to and over 30 lbs! The trip is arranged through Nervous Waters and hosted by Parana River Outfitters. Contact Joe for more information.
When: October 5-16th, 2021
Cost: $3, 650.00, includes transport from final domestic flight to hotel, lodging, meals, and guiding. Not included, international airfare, 2nd domestic flight and gratuities.
50% deposit due at sign up, final deposit due 60 days (Aug) before the trip.
September was a difficult month with all the fires. In spite of everything, we have some good fishing reports to share. Thanks to everyone for sending them in! Pictures are first with the reports below.
Greg O’Brien was chasing Striped Bass in San Francisco Bay with his brother and got this Leopard Shark.
Greg O’Brien hit Willamette River for Smallmouth bass, landing some nice bass using an intermediate line and clouser minnow. Later in the month he landed a nice hatchery steelhead behind some spawning chinook then caught a Jack Chinook on the Deschutes while chasing steelhead.
Sadie Hibbard caught this huge bluegill in an eastern Oregon pond.
Ed Rabinowe claims he caught this beautiful Chinook trolling an October Caddis on his 3wt fly rod 😉
Darryl Huff fished the Deschutes at Warm Springs for some really good trout fishing and also hit the mouth for Steelhead.
Dave Kilhefner and George Coutts tried to fish the Deschutes at Warm Springs in late September but the smoke was thick, so they headed to Maupin and managed to land a few small trout.
George Krumm had a productive month on the Columbia, landing limits of Salmon and Crab.
Rhona Dallison got this great video of Chinook Salmon spawning in the Sandy River on Mt Hood.
Mark Bachmann of The Fly Fishing Shop sent in these “Steelhead Armageddon” photos from a very smoky Deschutes River. Kudo’s for sticking it out and making it happen!
Nick Amato provided these photos of the fire jumping the Clackamas River less than 1/2 mile from his home. It was a little too close for comfort!
My Friend Eduardo Barrueto Guarda from Chile put together a new video about his fly fishing lodge. It reminds me that someday life will get back to normal and that there are many beautiful places in the world to go and see.
Top of the line Bucks Bags Bronco extreme with longer (11’) pontoons for better river capability. Stainless steel frame, light use, $650 complete with oats, anchor system, etc. No shipping; pick up in NE Portland preferred.
Greetings fellow Fly Fishers. Might as well get the bad news over with first: the June 16th meeting is cancelled. While this is unfortunate it does make some sense; Oregon has started to reopen and while this is great news my better half has informed me this has increased the number of Coronavirus cases in our state. Also, and this is the deciding factor, while High Rocks is open they are not permitted to open their banquet room yet. I learned this last week as I went in for a burger and a cold one and the owner relayed this news.
On a more positive note, fishing has been pretty good and I’ll get the May fishing report out soon. While the summer steelhead run has been slow other fisheries have been picking up the slack, namely trout on the Deschutes, the OFC ponds plus Smallmouth and Carp on the Columbia & Willamette. Also, if you’ve seen all the boats out on the Willamette you know the Shad are in!
In spite of all the good fly fishing opportunites, COVID-19 has me hibernating a little and it’s slowed me down. If you’re feeling the same way send me an email and we’ll try to make some fishing happen. If you need some reading material for inspiration I have free Fly Fishing & Tying Journal magazines for anyone that wants one while supplies last; just send me an email and we’ll figure out how to get a copy into your hands. Also, you can take advantage of our well stocked Library.
Our local fly shops were able to open last month to walk in traffic. If you plan on going its good to call ahead to make sure they are open as business has been on the slow side so they sometimes close a little early, which is understandable. Also, please take a moment to read the rules posted on the front door and of course be courteous, maintain social distance even if you don’t believe in it and wear a mask.
We really tried to have the May 23rd Fish a Long at Timothy Lake happen but unfortunately the US Forest Service delayed the PGE parks opening. Given this, we’re going to try again this month and fishing reports are good. Be advised to be safe we will maintain social distancing so everyone will need to bring their own lunch & beverages. Stay tuned for details.
Due to everything going on with the Coronavirus this weekends Fish-A-Long has been cancelled.
However, several Clackamas Fly Fishers will be fishing over on the Crooked River this weekend. Look for them around the Big Bend Camp Ground, which is located at the base of Bowman Dam. You’ll need to bring your own food and beverages. It’s also a good idea to pack some TP, a folding chair and some firewood.
We are very sorry for any inconvenience and this Fish-A-Long will be rescheduled when things calm down.
It’s time to announce one of our most popular annual auctions! A steelhead trip hosted by Mark Bachmann of the The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches on Oregon’s Sandy River.
You are bidding on one (1) seat on a guided steelhead trip on the Sandy River with Mark Bachmann. The trip will be scheduled by agreement of the auction winner, the raffle winner, and The Fly Fishing Shop. NOBODY knows the Sandy like Mark and the folks at The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches! This is usually one of our most popular and competitive auctions of the year.
The other seat will be raffled off at the February CFF meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18. So… you can take your chances then OR ensure your seat by winning this auction!
Click on the AUCTIONS link above. You must be a paid up member of CFF to make a bid.
This auction is open to members of CFF only.
The auction closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 2/18.
Payment can be made through PayPal.
Good Luck! Let me know if you have any questions. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.