With major storms coming and the prospects of major rain, Lou and a member of the Technical Mens Council, (old dogs who have fished together for decades) Kirk, headed out for the lower Mckenzie this past week. The action was about the same as the last trip a few weeks ago. This trip produced a fine 18 incher, 17 and a 15. A couple of freshwater bonefish provided some additional interest. The possie bugger, mega prince, and prince nymph produced once again. The Sage 99 5 weight, Rio indicator line, indicator leader and Winston 9′ 6″, 6 weight were the tools of the day.
Anglers should keep a keen eye out on the river level and weather forecast this coming week. You may not catch a lot of fish, but one fine redside equates to many! The good news; not much rain, lower river level forecast and perhaps fishable levels next week. The bad news: cool enough air temperatures to make you think you might be winter steelhead nymphing!