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Wood & Williamson Rivers

A rainbow trout on the Williamson River
Guided Fly Fishing Trips
$600 for 1-2 Anglers
  • Year-round
  • Walk/wade

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 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

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June 12, 2023
Klamath Basin Report by Dylan Woodrum

The Klamath Basin is heating up! Every year the Klamath Basin surprises with the sheer amount and size of these fish! The Upper Klamath Lake has been outstanding this spring. Those fish will be making their way up the Williamson and Wood Rivers soon. On Sunday we landed several nice fish with copepods attached to them, indicating that they are fresh from the lake. These fish are just the spearhead of the fish to come. I am expecting some great fishing in July and August this year. 

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January 13, 2023
Klamath Basin Report by Dylan Woodrum

Happy New Year from the Klamath Basin. Taking advantage of blown out rivers to write a prospectus for the Klamath Basin this summer. More than anything we are looking forward to warm summer days, bugs hatching and giant Redband swirling in the distance.Like all of Northern California and Southern Oregon we are having a great water year so far. Keep it coming- We all need it. Looking into my crystal ball, I think we can expect some high water in June on the Williamson. This is great news! Time to get out the nymphs and indicators, because the fish should be eating in the Riffles. Some of my best memories on the Williamson River have come in June with high water. I can't wait for June!!!!Yellow sallies and golden stones will be out in force all of June. We usually see our first sign of the Hex hatch by the end of the month.By July and August all of the large lake fish will have migrated into the river. Time to switch things up! We will be swinging leech and damsel patterns through the slow deep holes. It is also the time to break out the Hoppers and balanced leeches. All in all, it should be another fantastic summer in the Klamath Basin. Can't wait to get back out in the water!

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June 30, 2022
Klamath Basin Report by Andrew Harris

This is a guest report from Rich and Kathleen who fished with Dylan the last 3 days in the Klamath Basin: "Rich and I had a great time fishing the Williamson with Dylan.  Biggest trout we both have netted.  Plus good conversation and assistance with learning  new techniques.  Totally awesome!"

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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