I found them today March 21st. The first day of Spring I believe. The report is featured in the Morels 2018 tab. Good hunting! By the way fly fished a few runs today. The river flow is still low. No winter steelhead hooked. Just one nice Rogue River cutthroat trout who couldn’t resist a Beadhead G.R. Hare’s Ear Nymph. The March Brown hatch was on.
Happy to find this first morel after checking another spot, fly fishing two holes and no results. Then this!
Roseburg, Oregon. Guide Mike Springer of Springer’s Guide Service http://www.springersguideservice.com/ and Rogue Wilderness Adventures http://www.wildrogue.com/ reports 100 fish days for smallmouth bass on Oregon’s Umpqua River. Mike says, “The fly bite was awesome!” Mike sent along a couple photos including one of a Midnight Fire Carpetbagger Nymph that had survived “100 straight fish attacks” that very day. Mike also said something about crawdads, but I don’t believe him. Springer’s Guide Service http://www.springersguideservice.com/#top
Smallmouth bass fishing is great on the Umpqua River now.
A Midnight Fire Carpetbagger Nymph showing a little wear. The victim of over 100 bass bites.