Rain on the Way but Warm November Temps Keep Local Fishing Viable

Fall on the McKenzie 2016

Beautiful fall days and fast dropping rivers mean the McKenzie and Willamette rivers have come back in shape after the last rain. While more rain is on the way our local rivers should hold in a while longer this November.

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Best Tactics

Use and indicator rig with an October Caddis Pupae and Pheasant Tail Nymph, fish 4-8ft of water a little slower than walking speed.

Swing “Hares Ear Soft hackles” and Orange Soft Hackles in the soft inside turns and riffled drop off’s.

During the warmest part of the day look for Blue Winged Olives to hatch. Use Purple Parachutes and Blue Winged Olive dry flies and look for fish in the slower runs and riffled edges.

Other highlights around the state include the south coast rivers. The Rogue River is fishing well despite high water. 2016 has been the best year in a long time for “half pounder steelhead”. The Elk and Sixes rivers, where fall chinook fishing has been good when water levels cooperate. Get down there after this weekends deluge!

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