Check out the March/April 2008 issue of Northwest Fly Fishing magazine, on newstands now. Chip O’Brien wrote an article on Willamette Valley coastal cutthroat fishing, much of which deals with fishing the lower McKenzie River.
And the conservation section features the Middle Fork Willamette River, above Hills Creek Reservoir and its major tributary Swift Creek. Trout Unlimited Chapter 678 in Eugene wrote a report on the bull trout restoration projects, spearheaded by the US Forest Service and ODFW.
The photos below were taken during the USFS bull trout monitoring project last spring.
FYI: You can download a PDF of the magazine now. The NW Flyfishing Website is running a promotion. It’s the first time I’ve seen an online version available. Check it out.