Beautiful Fall Weather on the McKenzie and Willamette – A great week of fishing ahead

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It’s been a strangely damp fall thus far, but the future cast is looking pretty sweet. The McKenzie and Willamette Rivers are fishing really well. The Middle Fork of the Willamette is down to 453 CFS below Hills Creek giving wading anglers unique access to the river. The McKenzie bounced up but has come back down. Hatches are still good with daily emergences of Grey Drakes, Blue Winged Olives, October Caddis and Short Winged Stones. Fishing has been superb with tungsten jigged patterns mid day when the bulk of the insect hatches are going strong. Early in the day the fish seem to remember the larger stones and October caddis and evening brings on the smaller mayflies.

Have fun out there!

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