Big trout, slow bite on the Willamette River

Today Karl and I drifted the Middle Fork of the Willamette from a launch just west of Oakridge, down to Black Canyon. The weather was 15 degrees cooler than it had been earlier in the week and the fishing was slow. But both Karl and I hooked larger wild trout — which is why you fish this river as opposed to the crowded, heavily stocked McKenzie River. I nymphed deep most of the day while Karl enticed a few trout up to the top with his own stimulator pattern.

Karl's deadly weapons

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Matt Stansberry currently lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife and son.
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