Caught on the lower Mckenzie . . . no bull.

This morning I got up early for a quick fish and floated the Mckenzie from Leaburg Dam to Greenwood for steelhead.  I’ve never run that section at these levels and a look at the dam got my attention:

Leaburg Dam

Turns out it is even easier with lots of water. For the most part rocks aren’t an issue and higher water makes some marginal runs look really fishy.  No steelhead today but this bull trout was hunting:

Mckenzie Bull Trout

Mckenzie Bull Trout

I was really excited to finally get up close to one of these guys and it was totally unexpected! Other than that I caught a couple planters nothing exceptional. It didn’t matter . . . my day was already made.–KM

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