Caught a ride in Andrew’s boat and hit the lower Mckenzie this week. We were not disappointed. Anglers should look to the mid to late afternoon for hatches. We caught a massive black caddis hatch, followed by a brief March Brown hatch, around 3:00pm. The action was over a two hour period and ended as fast as it started. We did not get started until mid day
These Lower Mckenzie piggy’s fell to an emerging march brown pattern. Andrew was having success with the missing link caddis pattern. The menu of the day was dries, and soft hackles. No Nymphing! Also, an assortment of cut throats were caught. Look to the faster water for the Redsides. It seemed like the cuts were in the “softer water”.
With showers and cloud breaks forecasted for the weekend it should bring some rising fish for anglers. A special thanks to Andrew who rowed all day and allowed an old, grey haired, fat guy, to have a great day!