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.
- 1 Day
- Usually meet at 6am and return about 3pm
May – October 31
Performs consistently all season!
- Native Redband Rainbow Trout
- 3 – 6 pounds consistently
- 10+ pound possible
Nymphing, dries, swinging flies
Most Fishing is done from drift boats. There is almost no wading.
BWO, tricos, PED, PMD, hexagenia, yellow sallies, caddis, mahogany, midges, tui chubs, and hoppers
Oregon Fishing Licenses are required. Purchase your license online with ODFW
$525 per boat
(up to two anglers per boat)
Includes: Guide and lunch. Rods, reels and terminal tackle.
Not Included: Oregon Fishing License, waders and guide gratuity.
(Rates are subject to change.)
- ROE office. 5391 Running Y Road, Klamath Falls OR 97601
- Commercial: Medford Oregon, (MFR)
- Private: Klamath Falls Oregon, (LMT)
- 5 or 6 wt mid flex for nymphing
- 4 or 5 wt for dries
- 6 or 7 wt for streamer fishing
- WF floating for nymphing and dries
- WF clear intermediate for streamers
WHAT TO WEAR:
- Waders are NOT Necessary
- Layers for Cold Mornings and Warm Days
WHAT TO BRING
- Rain Gear
- Fishing License
- Bug Spray
- Fly Rod
- Small Gear Bag
To see availability and book your tour online please click the link below or call our office at 541-884-3825.