Gold Lake, situated in an open alpine forest, is a popular spot in both summer and winter. Although motors are not allowed on this small (100 acre, 25 feet deep) lake, canoes, rafts and rowboats provide excellent fishing access. Gold Lake is located about 28 miles east of Oakridge and 68 miles from the Eugene area, near Willamette Pass. Gold Lake is situated at an elevation of 4800 feet.
This lovely fly-fishing-only lake is perched just north of Cougar on FR 81, which leads to the Kalama Horse Camp and to the south side of Mount St. Helens. Float tubes, kick boats or canoes are a must on this body of water; boats with electric motors are permitted. A small campground is available with pit toilets. This can also be a day outing from Portland. A Discover Pass is required along with a Washington fishing license.
Rob Crandall of Water Time Outfitters will be our guest presenter. He will be sharing shad fishing on the Willamette and also other fishing opportunities in our area. This will be a great intro to shad fishing before our outing on Friday June 29th.
The Stonefly Maidens are holding their annual fly casting clinic on Saturday June 9. Learn the basics of rod set-up and casting. Clinic is held at Blue Lake Park in Fairview/Gresham. Click on our Casting Clinic tab for more information and registration.
Black Lake opens for fishing the fourth Saturday in April through October 31st. This small lake provides angling for planted rainbow trout, with largemouth bass and yellow perch more active as this shallow, weedy lake warms in the summer.
A primitive launch owned by the city is located on the northeast side of the lake. Limited shore access is available along Highway 101. The City of Illwaco Park has a boat dock and restroom facilities.
ry the Latest Tackle on the Water
The Sandy River Spey Clave brings the largest collection of Spey fly fishing tackle to be found anywhere in the world at any time. Companies such as Sage, RIO, Redington, Tibor, R.L. Winston, Echo, Simms, Airflo, Nautilus, Umpqua, Hardy, Scientific Anglers, Royal Wulff, Lamson, Temple Fork Outfitters, Thomas and Thomas, Bruce & Walker, Farlex Reels, Saracione Reels, Anderson Custom Rods, Beulah Rods, Hatch Reels, Pro Tube, Loop Tackle USA, R.B. Robert Meiser Fly Rods, and many more will be there. The best part is that you can try out all of this great gear on the water free of charge.
This 3-day event features:
- 25 FREE Educational on-the-water fly casting/fishing demonstrations.
- $10 Spey Casting Class, Friday afternoon
- FREE Food each day
- Hundreds of rod/reel/line outfits to try on-the-water for FREE.
What are all those bugs anyway? Join us for an evening of entomology and learning about all those different flies that we use or should use. Our own Bug Guru, Lisa, will share her knowledge with our members. Her presentations are always fun and very enlightening.
Welcome to the 2018 Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo
Friday March 9th and Saturday March 10th, 2018 9AM – 5PM Daily
The NW Expo has been heralded as the “largest fly tying event west of the Mississippi". Come to the Expo and be part of the crowd of fly tyers and fly fishers building their knowledge and seeing old friends.
General Admission: $10.00
FFF Members, Veterans and Youth 18 & Under: FREE
Parking is also FREE (See About>>Lodging for RV parking and fees)
Our first outing of the year is on the Crooked River. Hopefully the weather and water levels will be kind to us. Trip sheet for this outing will be coming out to members soon. Motels are located in Prineville which is the closest city to where we fish on the Crooked River.