Category Archives: McKenzie River

Fall Fishing on the McKenzie

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October Caddis Emergence Developing in the Willamette Valley

If you are headed out to fish the McKenzie or Willamette River systems this fall don’t be without some adult October Caddis patterns. Here are our favorite four styles of October Caddis dry flies. J’s October Hi Tie Caddis is … Continue reading

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Fall Fishing Improving Daily – McKenzie and Willamette River Reports

The Willamette system is producing some decent steelhead action of late. Anglers are having to work for their fish for sure, but they are out there. Swinging favorites like Moal Leeaches and Muddlers has been effective. You can see from … Continue reading

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Ten Fall Fly Patterns to have in your Fly Box – August 2018

It’s that wonderful time of year again and fall fishing is picking up everywhere. Here are ten consistent “fall producers” you need in your fly box to fish our local waters. Chubby Chernobyl: Short winged stones, hoppers and October Caddis … Continue reading

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Fall Creeps into Summer – Local Fishing Improves

Signs of fall are in the midges and small numbers of size #16 tan caddis. Mahogany Duns and fish looking up in shallow water mean that the high sun of summer is past us. Dry fly fishing is better and … Continue reading

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Lower South Fork McKenzie River Floodplain Enhancement Project Notice

From the McKenzie Watershed Council Phase I of the Lower South Fork McKenzie River Floodplain Enhancement Project is nearing completion. Over the course of the last 10 weeks, the Project has placed over 1,300 pieces of large wood, and redistributed … Continue reading

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Lower South Fork McKenzie River Floodplain Enhancement Project Phase I

Phase I of the Lower South Fork McKenzie River Floodplain Enhancement Project is underway. The Project will enhance habitat conditions within the lower mile of the river and restore connections to over 200 acres of floodplain. Contractors are currently collecting … Continue reading

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Rainy Weekend – Hatches on the McKenzie and Willamette

High pressure gives way to an overcast, showery “mayfly friendly” weekend. Fishing has been excellent on the McKenzie and Middle Fork of the Willamette Rivers of late. Look for that fishing to be more surface focussed and even better this … Continue reading

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Lower McKenzie Fly Fishing Report – McKenzie Green Caddis Report

We are enjoying one of those lovely springs on the lower McKenzie. I made it out yesterday afternoon from about 1pm to 4:30pm. Water conditions are ideal. There were brown and green McKenzie Caddis out, along with assorted light colored … Continue reading

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Mckenzie Report: May 1, 2018

Great day on the Mckenzie yesterday. Had Justin from the shop up front. A nice overcast day brought out some fine fishing. Nymphing was the deal, with the exception of a nice one on a parachute hares ear. The Mega … Continue reading

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Spring Fishing Report April 25, 2018

The weather in the Willamette Valley has been all over the map lately. Depending upon the day fishing conditions have varied greatly as well. On bright days with air temperatures in the 70s we are seeing snow melt slow the … Continue reading

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Half Day Spring Guiding Special Extended

We are extending our spring half day special trout trips through April. March brown hatches have been very strong this year and nymphing tactics have also been bringing fish to hand. The recent moderate amounts of precipitation have kept the … Continue reading

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Lower McKenzie Boat Ramps to Re-Open Today

All ramps on the lower McKenzie with the exception of Hayden Bridge are now open! March Brown hatches have been really good mid day. Water levels are excellent. Get out there and enjoy! More on the re-opening here: http://klcc.org/post/boat-ramps-mckenzie-river-re-open-friday

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Mckenzie Report: Ramp Clousure/ Spring Break Update

From an article posted yesterday in The Register Guard, this is the very latest on boat ramp closures: Jack Moran The Register-Guard March 24, 2018 International Paper will clean a 2-mile-long pipe from which hydraulic oil spilled into the McKenzie … Continue reading

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Spring Flies that catch fish on the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers 2018

With trout fishing starting to kick back into gear we wanted to put together a quick video showing some of the flies that are working well on the Mckenzie and Willamette right now. Nymphs Mega Prince #6 #8 and #10 … Continue reading

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