FRANK ARMENDARIZ / FOR THE CHRONICLE
Armendariz with an Umpqua smallmouth bass caught while fly fishing. Armendariz landed a couple of dozen fish that were much larger. Pictured is an average-sized fish from a stretch of the river down stream from Tyee.
From the confluence of the North and South Umpqua rivers, the Main Umpqua River meanders westward for about 110 miles before reaching the Pacific Ocean at Winchester Bay. Of those 110 miles, 87 are river miles that extend down river from the confluence to the head of tidewater. Through . . .