Linn Benton Family Flyfishers

Fly Fishing in Oregon

Thursday club member Bill Marshall and I fished the northeast corner of EE Wilson and caught lots of fat rainbows on his cake fly.

Social distancing while fly fishing. Jim Abbott fishes for cutthroat trout on Klickitat Lake, Bill Marshall catches bass and and blue gill on Cheadle Lake and Steve Christensen displays a big trout from Chickahominy Reservoir.

We've been out on the river fly fishing and practicing our social distancing, except from the fish. Matt Stephens with yesterday's steelhead.

This morning ten Linn Benton Family Flyfishers braved the cold wet weather to catch fish at EE Wilson.

Eight Linn Benton Family Flyfishers fished in the Big Elk Valley today. Fishing was a little slow but every trip to this beautiful place is worth it.

Club member Dave Glick sent this picture from the
Crooked River where he had a sixteen fish day. Our club trip is scheduled for March 27th and 28th, but I may have to go sooner.

Monday club member Dale Bargsten and I fished the Willamette River in gorgeous sunshine and caught native cutthroat trout.

Almost a dozen Linn Benton Family Flyfishers fished and picnicked today at Irish Bend on the Willamette River, and fish were caught.

Nearly a dozen Linn Benton Family Flyfishers caught trout in glorious sunshine yesterday at Detroit Lake.

[09/24/19]   Our first club meeting of the fall is tonight at 6:30pm at the United Presbyterian Church in Albany.

Today's trip to the Siletz, catching hard fighting searun cutthroat trout.

Eight Linn Benton Family Flyfishers made the trip to Three Creeks Lake yesterday where the lake was filled with hard fighting rainbows and brook trout. Pictured below are Jim Abbott, fish on, and Don and Kathy Holtan.

Good morning Flyfishers, club members Gene and Judy Stutzman fished pretty Magone Lake last week north of John Day and sent these pictures. There will be a full report in our July LBFF Newsletter. If you do not receive our newsletter, contact me and I'll put you on our group list. Steve

Ten Linn Benton Family Fly Fishers fished the Willamette River today in and around Albany and caught five different species of fish; including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, perch and pike minnow. At the end of the trip we ate lunch at Bowman Park.

Club member Bill Marshall and I made the hike into Gold Lake yesterday where we had the lake all to ourselves and you are allowed to keep brook trout. The fish were more than aggressive and we took home a few fish for our smokers. Amazingly there were no mosquitoes, only butterflies.

15 Linn Benton Family Flyfishers braved the rain to fish Olalla Lake this morning. Pictured are Aaron and Maddy West, Jim Abbott and club members eating lunch at the lake. And, fish were caught.

Bill Marshall and I joined the
Santiam Fly Casters at Cheadle Lake in Lebanon today where we caught lots of sunfish and some chunky largemouth bass.

The fishing in Dune Lake on our LBFF Club trip was tremendous! A dozen club members enjoyed 3 days of fabulous fishing in sun and rain. Gene Stutzman caught 50 trout on Thursday and Friday Bob Burke caught about 100. Also pictured is Kathy Holtan who caught plenty of hard fighting fish. Thank you Dennis and Donna Ashenfelter for arranging the trip.

Club members Bill Ortman and I were invited by Matt Stephens to fish Pyramid Lake Nevada, where we caught big, beautiful Lahonton Cutthroat Trout.

This weekend was our trip to the Crooked River. I was joined by Aaron and Maddyson West, Greg Gorthy, and Lenny Moffo. It was cold, wet and windy but we did hook a few fish.

After the Expo, Bill Ortman and Randy Kruse took me fishing.

Once again it's time to catch up on our page. 16 club members did the setup and takedown for the Fly Tyers' Expo last week. Then Kathy and Don Holton, Dennis and Dona Ashenfelter and Harley Denning covered our table.

We had our club trip to EE Wilson today. Four of us caught some beautiful big trout. Bill Ortman caught around twenty fish on an olive fly under an indicator. Cindy Shaw and Bill Buckner each caught more than enough fish for dinner and I was just happy to be there.

Six Linn Benton Flyfishers fished at Lake January on Sunday for its tiny native cutthroat trout. Pictures attached.

Seven Linn Benton Fly Fishers went to the South Santiam today and caught fish.

And, Jeff Graham floating the South Fork on our September club trip. There, we're caught up.

And, a couple of pictures from the club trip to Walton Lake, featuring Kathy Holtan with a fish on and club members relaxing in camp.

Next we have Cindy Shaw on the Rogue.

We're back from Europe and it's time to catch up on posting our club member's photos. Here are Bill Ortman and Randy Cruse at Town Lake.

Siletz Searun Cutthroat Trout

Yesterday Don Holtan, Jim Abbott and I launched down the steep ramp at Ojalla on the Siletz and dragged our boats through the riffles to Morgan Park. Both resident and searun cutthroat were abundant.

Seven club members floated the Middle Fork of the Willamette yesterday and fish were caught. Thank you Grace Christensen for running the shuttle and Dennis and Donna Ashenfelter for the barbecue.

Club members Bill Ortman and Randy Kruse at Paulina Lake. Bill said, "You know the fishing's good when you catch two at a time."

LBFF members Grace and Steve Christensen fished at Ana Reservoir this week with excellent success!

Received the first pictures from Friday's club trip to Carmen, it must have been fabulous! Thanks Andy Nelson, Bill Ortman and Gary Tallis. I'm trying to figure out how to post Bill's video on our page.

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