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

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

License Required:

Oregon Fishing Licenses are required.  Purchase your license online with ODFW

$600 per boat
(up to two anglers per boat)
Includes: Guide, rods, reels and terminal tackle.
Not Included: Oregon Fishing License, waders lunch and guide gratuity.
(Rates are subject to change.)

Minimum Age:

  • 10

Trip Begins/Ends:

  • ROE office. 5391 Running Y Road, Klamath Falls OR 97601 or at location arranged with your guide.

Nearest Airports:

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

Ready to Book Your Adventure?

Call: 541.884.3825
Email: info@roeoutfitters.com


  • 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


  • Waders are NOT Necessary
  • Layers for Cold Mornings and Warm Days
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses


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


All fisherman 12 and older must purchase an Oregon fishing license. You may purchase a one-day license or an annual license. Buy License online.

To see availability and book your tour online please click the link below or call our office at 541-884-3825.