Local rivers rise but not out, March Brown Hatch in full swing

wild mckenzie rainbow

Recent rains did bump the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers, however they are still very low compared to historical flows. Look for the rivers to begin dropping back down right away. We have some great weather fore-casted for early in the week and hatches should be very good. Prepare your box with March Brown Emergers, March Brown Parachutes and Sparkle Duns, Blue Winged Olives, Possie Buggers, Mega Princes, Pheasant Tails, Golden Stone Nymphs, Half Down Goldens and Elk Hair Caddis. The stones and caddis are likely to get going with warm temperatures on the horizon. We have observed some sporadic caddis activity on both the McKenzie and Middle Fork late in the day.

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5 Responses to Local rivers rise but not out, March Brown Hatch in full swing

  1. Anthony says:

    Are you ski-drifting or something like that?

  2. WCM says:

    Saw a few of what looked like grannoms on the MFW today. MB’s and BWO’s were in abundance from 1-3. Size 16 BWO Klinkhammer emergers were killer.

  3. Sean says:

    The bwo’s and march browns were a little sporradic yesterday on the Middle Fork. And the hatches never seemed to last very long. When they were, though, pheasant tails and other mb emergers were the stuff.

  4. Jim Terborg says:

    I don’t know about the Willamette, but on the McKenzie, the hatch seemed to come off about an hour later than yesterday.

  5. Scott says:

    Lovely looking trout! That is one of the most beautiful rainbow trout I have ever seen! Unfortunately all our rainbows over here are stocked so my fishing is all wild brown trout, that rainbow is stunning though!

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