Local Rivers still Fishing Well

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Both the Middle Fork of the Willamette and lower McKenzie are fishing well and remain extremely low. I had a chance to get out and float from Dexter Dam to Jasper bridge and despite minimal hatches the fishing was very productive. We fished October Caddis, Parachute Adams and small Chubby Chernobyls on the surface and had best luck dropping a size 16 jigged nymph or copper john 18-24″ below the dry.

The weather is going to get wet in the near future but water levels are unlikely to get completely blown out. Our local reservoirs are simply so low that we can handle some serious water before the rivers become “un-fishable”.

Further a field to our south Salmon Fishing on the Elk river has been very good. Today’s storm should aid in pushing fall salmon up all of Oregon’s coastal streams this coming week.

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