I fished yesterday despite some very high water. Since I took the boat out last night things have jumped another 2000cfs making the Middle Fork of the Willamette flat out scary near 7000 cubic feet per second. The Mckenzie is absolutely roaring, currently over 9000cfs. The optimists view is that we are going to get this snow melt over with in a hurry. If you do go on either one of these rivers today, which I don’t recommend, be very careful. There will be logs and debris flying down the river, possibly creating new hazards, as I saw yesterday.
We did manage some decent fish on nymphs in the “slower” water, what little there was.
Add a little wind, a couple of two fly rigs, a thousand casts and eventually you will get one of these.