Williamson River 

Giant rainbows are what the spring fed Williamson River is known for. Five pound native redband rainbow trout are common here.
On many flyfisherman’s lifetime list, the Williamson can offer opportunities at native rainbows weighing 10 pounds and more. Truly a trophy trout river the Williamson River is easily the finest river to fish for big native rainbows in the United States and has earned a healthy respect among fisheries around the world.
The Williamson River is a slow moving quiet river and offers a cool respite to fish from shallow Klamath & Agency Lakes. As the lakes warm the fish move into the Williamson increasing its already impressive numbers. It is not uncommon to fish over a pod of 50 – 150 fish in one pool.
Fishing is done from fly fishing driftboats and rafts set up to accommodate one guest in front, one in back and your guide in the middle rowing seat. Fishing on the lower river is almost exclusively done from the boat. Wade trips on the upper stretches are also available as either a walk-in trip or a float and wade trip.
A variety of techniques are implemented on this diverse river. Stripping streamers through a holding area is a proven way to catch fish in this system.
Bring your six weight and let’s go.

Trip Length:

  • 1 day
  • Usually meet at 6am and return about 3pm

Season:
May – October 31

Peak:
Performs consistently all season!

Species:

  • Native Redband Rainbow Trout
  • 3 – 6 pounds consistently
  • 10+ pound possible

Method:
Nymphing, dries, swinging flies
Most Fishing is done from drift boats.  There is almost no wading.

Hatching:

BWO, tricos, PED, PMD, hexagenia, yellow sallies, caddis, mahogany, midges, tui chubs, and hoppers

License Required:
Oregon Fishing Licenses are required.  You can purchase at the ROE shop.
1 Day License is $16.75 and includes all necessary tags for this River.

Rates:
$450 per boat
(up to two anglers per boat)

Includes: Guide, rods & reels and lunch

Not Included: Terminal Tackle, License and Waders

Minimum Age:

  • 10

Trip Begins/Ends:

  • ROE fly shop. 5391 Running Y Road, Klamath Falls OR 97601

Nearest Airports:

  • Commercial: Medford Oregon, (MFR)
  • Private: Klamath Falls Oregon, (LMT)

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Williamson River
Rods:

  • 5 or 6 wt mid flex for nymphing
  • 4 or 5 wt for dries
  • 6 or 7 wt for streamer fishing

Lines:

  • WF floating for nymphing and dries
  • WF clear intermediate for streamers

What to Wear:

  • Layers for cold mornings and warm days
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Waders are NOT Necessary

What to Bring:

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Raingear
  • Fishing License
  • Bug Spray
  • Fly Rod
  • Small Gear Bag

Ready to Book Your Adventure!

Call: 541-884-3825

Email: info@roeoutfitters.com

DO I NEED A FISHING LICENSE?

All fisherman 14 and older must purchase an Oregon fishing license. You may purchase a one day license or an annual license. You may purchase them online at: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/online_license_sales/

or,

in the ROE fly shop.

 

Ready to Book Your Adventure!

Call: 541-884-3825