Author Archives: Karl Mueller

The Mckenzie River ‘On the Rise’ Episode Premiers Monday

Last summer Chris, Jason, myself and the crew at Barrett productions filmed an episode for Trout Unlimited’s excellent fly-fishing and conservation show, ‘On the Rise’ profiling the Mckenzie River, its redside trout and the ongoing dispute how to manage the … Continue reading

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First Time Fisher and Open and Notorious Icthyphobe Catches Nice Redside!

Wherein I Touch a Fish and Do Not Even Die I’m scared of fish; terrified, in fact.  I know that this is a source of skeptical amusement for lots of people (particularly those reading this blog) and also that dating … Continue reading

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Reminder: Trout Unlimited Meeting Tonight

Tonight, at 7:00 pm the Mckenzie-Upper Willamette chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold our monthly meeting at the Vet’s Club. We will not be having a speaker but rather will continue our round table discussion begun last month on the … Continue reading

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This smolt looks really … weird

Earlier this week trout tagger extrordinaire Scott Kinney and I hit the lower Mckenzie trout population study area between Hendricks and Bellinger. It was the first time that I’ve fished the lower river since the high water levels of spring … Continue reading

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Oregon House Attacks Fish …. Again.

Update: Your advocacy efforts are having their desired effect. HB 2873 was scheduled for a floor vote on Friday. That vote has been delayed until Monday. Let’s keep up the pressure and defeat this bill. Please send an e-mail to … Continue reading

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Get With the Mckenzie River Trout Population Study!

This year concerned anglers will again participate in establishing the size of the Mckenzie redside and coastal cutthroat population between Hendricks Bridge and Bellinger. (Sorry whitefish … but, if a certain unnamed individual’s data sheet is any indication, you are … Continue reading

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Trout Unlimited’s Green Island Tree Planting is Scheduled for April 10th

Calling all local do-gooders . . . planting trees is fun and here’s the proof . . . . This weekend on April 10th 2011, the Mckenzie-Upper Willamette Chapter of Trout Unlimited and friends will be planting trees on the … Continue reading

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Mckenzie River Native Trout Recovery Memorial Fund Established

The Mckenzie River took the life of a dedicated conservationist and fly fisher this past weekend. Warren Moran was a man as passionate about protecting and restoring the Mckenzie River and its trout as he was fishing. The Mckenzie-Upper Willamette … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calenders: Date Set for Mckenzie River Two Fly Tournament

The dates for the fourth annual Mckenzie River Two Fly Tournament have been set so pencil it in on your calender, punch it into your Iphone or Blackberry, whatever . . . . Just make sure you are there and … Continue reading

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New Wild Fish Blog Launched

Alan Moore, staffer at Trout Unlimited’s Portland office and awesome wild fish advocate has launched a blog, Wild Fishasaurus, a decision he describes thusly: “We decided to go ahead and try this, at considerable peril to our reputations and financial … Continue reading

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Filming ‘On the Rise’ on the Mckenzie River

Day T-Minus One We pushed hard for Trout Unlimited’s national show, ‘On the Rise’ stop by for some fishing on the upper Mckenzie River’s wild trout managment zone. The time that they could do it was less than ideal.   Mid-August isn’t … Continue reading

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Trout Unlimited High Lakes Trips Scheduled

TU 678 High Lakes meeting will be held at Mac’s Vets Club on Willamette street Wednesday August 11th at 7pm. This meeting is for those folks interested in participating in the upcoming high lakes fishing trips. If you have not … Continue reading

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Crushing Take and Solid Summer Steelheading on the Town Run

I’m not totally jaded . . . .  On a flyfishing trip for summer steelhead while I’m not completely stoked with one solid grab and a hook-up, I’m not exactly bumming either. Fortunately, I haven’t had to content myself or … Continue reading

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Middle Fork Willamette Report

Thursday, my friend Mike and I decided to take advantage of the good flows on the Middle Fork of the Willamette above Lookout Point and float for wild trout.  Whether it was the late rain or the Corps hording water … Continue reading

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Deschutes Report: Slow and . . . High.

Typically, my angling keeps me pretty close to home. In fact, I lead a satsfied fishing life in about a 75 mile radius from Eugene-Springfield. My home territory ranges from the Umpqua to the south, the Alsea to the north, … Continue reading

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