McKenzie River Remains High – Fishing is Good

Mckenzie river levels

The McKenzie has dropped into a high but very “fishable” level. Fishing has been very good. A variety of high water spring tactics are working to catch fish.

McKenzie Rainbow may 17

Nymphing with Mega Prince, and other heavy stonefly nymph patterns has been very effective.

Swinging wet flies from quick runs into softer current seems has also been very effective. Try soft hackle patterns for this tactic.

Dry fly fishing mid to late afternoon with March Brown patterns, Parachute Adams, and Peacock Caddis has also been effective in some of the slower runs.

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