Category Archives: McKenzie River

When Power and Fisheries Unite

Scott Simms and Mark Sherwood had their guest view published in the Register Guard, check it out if you missed it. Proponents of hydropower and fisheries restoration don’t often see eye-to-eye, so when they see a common solution, it’s time … Continue reading

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December Fishing on The McKenzie Continues

Fished the lower Mckenzie early this week. The water level was a bit lower than a week ago. Thus far, with no major rain event, December fishing remains fair to good. Once again, the Euro Nymph rod is NOT recommended … Continue reading

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McKenzie Fishing Well in December

I heard Justin had been out recently and pressed him a bit, he and Lou enjoyed some good success. “Yeah, fished Sunday and Monday and both days were pretty good! I was just fishing a mega prince and jig PT … Continue reading

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Fine Weather and Water Conditions for late season “McKenzie Trouting”

It’s not every year we find the McKenzie in fine shape the first week of December. Currently the McKenzie is at 3600 CFS and dropping. The coming week of sunshine and good water gives anglers a shot at some “bonus” … Continue reading

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City Club of Eugene – Fire on the River – McKenzie River Holiday Farm Fire Discussion

Joe Moll from the McKenzie River Trust, Gordon Grant Research hydrologist for the U.S Forest Service, and Jared Pruch Director of Community Impact at United Way of Lane County discuss and assess the recent fire on the Mckenzie River.

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Hendricks Ramp Open & Upriver Mckenzie Report

Took a drive up river to Finn Rock yesterday. I prepared for the worst, and sadly, it was beyond what I expected. The road crews are faced with the daunting task of road clearance of many obstructions. Power lines are … Continue reading

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Fall Guide Special continues through November 2020

The lower Mckenzie and Willamette Rivers including the upper Middle Fork near Oakridge continue to fish well. Beautiful Fall weather looks like it’s here to stay for a while longer. We are seeing more mayflies and more October Caddis each … Continue reading

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Catch Magazine – “The Mckenzie Fire”

“Our power went out at about 9pm, but that’s common here… it was no big deal,” recalled Bill Schaefers of the September 7, 2020 evening at his home on Oregon’s upper McKenzie River. “I should’ve listened to my daughter,” he … Continue reading

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Final Hours of Local Wildfire Relief Auction

Over the past 48 hours we have added rods from SAGE and Lamson, reels and lines too. Let’s finish strong and give a big check to those in need! Thanks so much! With the help of vendors and local guides … Continue reading

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Fall Guide Special on now through November 2020

We are offering a shortened half day trip on our local waters for trout and steelhead September 25-November 30th. The cost of the trip is $375. The trip includes guided fishing and equipment for one or two anglers. The trip … Continue reading

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Fall Fishing Report McKenzie and Willamette Rivers

With a heavy heart in light of recent wildfires in and around the Mckenzie river corridor, I fished the lower river Sunday and Tuesday. Fishing was really good! Hatches were nearly non existent, a few caddis a few mahogany duns … Continue reading

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Holiday Farm Fire Resources – How Local Businesses and Individuals can Help

Use the links in the above image to give what you can to our community members in need. 1. Give Time – Volunteer: http://mckenzieriver.org/volunteer 
2. Give Money – United Way Wildfire Response Fund: http://unitedwaylane.org/wildfires 
3. Give & Get Statewide Resources … Continue reading

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Holiday Farm Fire Sept 13th 2020

Matt Labounty’s drift boat remains were the only thing left on his property. We continue to feel the pain along with so many others as much of the McKenzie River corridor has been damaged as a result of the Holiday … Continue reading

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ODFW Fishing Regulations and Your Input

Dear Oregon Anglers, I would like to gather ideas for positive, conservation-oriented regulation changes needed for wild fish and start working them through ODFW’s staff process starting early in 2021. I would be grateful if anglers would share any rule … Continue reading

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Win on the Willamette! – Native Fish Society Rewild the Willamette

From The Native Fish Society Court finds Army Corps’ dam operations harm salmon and violate the Endangered Species Act We are excited to share a big win for Oregon’s Willamette Basin and its wild fish! Today, Chief Judge Hernandez of … Continue reading

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