McKenzie River Hatches in Full Swing

fly fishing the upper mckenzie with the caddis fly

The McKenzie River is seeing a tremendous variety of hatches this late spring early summer season. Golden Stones, Green Drakes and rusty colored Caddis are some of the larger bugs(patterns in the 8-12 size range). Pale Morning Duns, Pink Ladies, Little Yellow stoneflies and small tan caddis are among the smaller insects(patterns in the 14-16 size range).

wild rainbow trout - mckenzie river trout fishing

Cloudy days will see hatches all day. We are looking at some really warm days coming up, on those hot days hatches will be best from 5pm-dark. Water levels are ideal and fishing has been excellent!

Photo credit for this post goes to Todd Moen from Catch Magazine.

Get out there it’s been really really good fishing of late!

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One Response to McKenzie River Hatches in Full Swing

  1. Mrmachinist says:

    Still having great action on big green caddis this week, fished dry or wet, saw lots of tan and rust colored caddis, good surface activity.

    Unfortunately for me yesterday, the shirtless beer can brigade had taken over one of my favorite spots chucking lead and bait trying to snag salmon and steelhead, the river looked like a dump after their unwelcomed visit and the trout had completely stopped feeding due to the disruption.

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