It was an incredible month of fishing here in the Willamette Valley. The weather was perfect: calm, warm, and overcast conditions were the rule for weeks on end. On the Willamette, summer steelhead were attacking dry October caddis patterns and the trout were feeding with reckless abandon.
On the Deschutes, fishing was steady, although slower than over here in the Valley for the most part. Scott and a lucky client did encounter an amazing fish, the likes of which you don’t see all that often over there.
Over on the coast, the low water conditions made the fall chinook salmon more vulnerable to fly presentations than in recent years.
If you didn’t get a chance to wet your line, or if you just want to relive some of the magic, here are some images from the last few weeks. Does it get any better than October in Oregon?