With the first decent rains projected this coming week, its a good time to check out some early opportunities. The coastal rivers, Elk, Sixes, Siletz, Siuslaw, and Alsea have been producing some fair to good action. Anglers are reporting action with Clousers, Egg patterns and Comets, for salmon. Anglers are reminded to check the regs for the streams you are going to fish.
Mother nature can become evil about rain forecasts. Our mid and lower coastal rivers forecast on 11/12/15, show rises but nothing dramatic. For the weekend, the sooner anglers get out there, the better.
Back in the Valley, Nymphing (hopper dropper set up) the Lower Mckenzie is still producing good results with the usual suspects: Mega Prince, Possie Bugger, and Jig Prince Nymph. Dry fly fishing has been pretty weak, but Blue Wing Olives have been hatching out. Again, the rain will come but river forecasts show modest rises and nothing dramatic. The sooner the better….