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Wood & Williamson Rivers

A rainbow trout on the Williamson River
Guided Fly Fishing Trips
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The Klamath Basin offers a lot of great fly fishing opportunities. The Williamson River is the largest local river and should be thought of as the headwaters of the Klamath River. Large fish from Agency Lake enter the river each year seeking cooler water during the summer months. These lake-run fish behave much like steelhead and frequently top the 5 pound mark. The nearby Wood river is a narrow, meandering meadow stream that's just big enough for drift boats. Sinking lines techniques and summer hopper fishing are very popular here.

Dylan "Woody" Woodrum is our go-to guide on the Wood and Williamson Rivers. He uses a 16 foot drift boat on both rivers. He also does jet boat trips on Agency Lake, fishing stillwater techniques in the springs.

Recent Klamath Basin Fishing Reports

Klamath Basin Fishing Image
June 21, 2020
Klamath Basin Report by Dylan Woodrum

The Williamson River is heating up! The first good push of Redbands from the lake have made it into the Williamson River just in time for the Hex Hatch. This week we will see our first good hatch of Hex coming off. During the day we are picking up good fish by swinging small leeches and Damsel nymphs. Pelican Bay and The Wood River will fish well this week with daytime temperatures reaching the 90's. Fish throughout the Klamath Basin will be seeking the cooler temperatures of the river and springs. Summer fishing has begun!

Klamath Basin Fishing Image
June 16, 2020
Klamath Basin Report by Dylan Woodrum

I had a great day fishing with clients Brian and Mike today on the WilliamsoN River. We are seeing more fish moving up from the lake daily on the Williamson. Lots of BWO''s and PMD's coming off the past two days. We should see our first sightings of hex's coming off next week. This fishery will only get better as the summer progresses. Woody

Klamath Basin Fishing Image
May 31, 2020
Klamath Basin Report by Dylan Woodrum

May guest Ken Frank and I had an interesting couple of day on the Williamson this weekend. Saturday started off promising with frank landing a personal best trout that measured 22". The river fished well until about noon when we were assaulted by hail, rain and 30 mph gust that almost blew us off the water. Sunday was a little more pleasant. Ken landed a nice 20" Redband and lost one of the Larger fish I have ever seen on that river. All in all it was a good bite. Most fish came on nymphs this weekend. We should see our first good push of Lake fish entering the River in the coming weeks. Hexes should start coming off the last week of June and last through mid July.

Klamath Basin Photo Gallery

Guide Dylan Woodrum and guest with a Williamson River rainbow
Guide Dylan Woodrum on a day off with his son on the Williamson River
A large Williamson River rainbow.
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