Cooler Temperatures and Dropping Water Make for Improved Local Fishing

mckenzie river trout

Look for trout fishing to perk up this coming week with cooler temperatures and perfect water conditions. It’s a great idea to take a look at The Middle Fork of the Willamette above and below Hills Creek Reservoir. The South Fork of the McKenzie above Cougar Reservoir and the North Forth of the Willamette near Westfir. All of these smaller waters will have excellent access and fun fishing. Go old school and use your two or three weight a shorter leader and a standard Elk Hair Caddis for good results. Bring a few grass hopper patterns and small yellow stone fly nymphs just in case you need to go subsurface.

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One Response to Cooler Temperatures and Dropping Water Make for Improved Local Fishing

  1. david jensen says:

    I’d skip the South Fork for awhile. There is a 700+ wildfire there that has the air quality at Chinese levels; visibility in Vida yesterday was down to less than a mile.

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