McKenzie River Fishing Report Late May 2016

McKenzie may with catch mag

This week the McKenzie has been fishing great! The river is in fine shape and a great variety of insects are hatching. I spent a couple of days as camera boat with Todd Moen of Catch Magazine filming Carol Labranch and guide Kelsey Helfrich for the River for Life – Women in Fly Fishing project. We fished above Leaburg Dam on our floats but all reports in the shop are indicating that the river is fishing well top to bottom.

McKenzie river "a river for life"

Best patterns have been Green McKenzie Caddis, Golden Stone imitations, Parachute Adams, Rusty Brown Elk Hair Caddis and Prince Nymphs.

McKenzie may with catch mag

McKenzie river "a river for life"

McKenzie river "a river for life"

McKenzie river "a river for life"

McKenzie may with catch mag

McKenzie may with catch mag

McKenzie may with catch mag

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2 Responses to McKenzie River Fishing Report Late May 2016

  1. Shane says:

    Great pics! I’ve been wanting to float above Leaburg for a while now even more now that I’ve seen how awesome the river looks above the dam. What put-in & take-out was that shoot done on? I had heard the upper river was a lot of really fast pocket water but that doesn’t appear to be quiet the case.

  2. david jensen says:

    Please down all drones flying in the McKenzie canyon.

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