Rivers in Western Oregon are dropping and clearing after the last big weather event. A little over a week ago, waterways were at or over flood stage and the rain came pouring down. Since that time, as the floods have receded, there have been some great fishing days under high pressure with clear skies.
In the last week many streams have become low enough that the bait fishermen have moved elsewhere, leading to light traffic and perfect fly fishing conditions. There has been a nice mix of fresh chromers and more “experienced” specimens as we have moved into the middle stretch of the winter season.