Lower McKenzie River in Great Shape

Despite low water temperatures and virtually no surface activity, fishing remains very good on the lower McKenzie. Yesterday we floated from Hayden Bridge to Armitage Park and found fish in a variety of water. The best water seemed to be deep drop off’s with moderate speed. A deep nymphing rig with a Thingamabobber and 7ft of tippet and two weighted nymphs caught the best fish.

The fish aren’t quite ready to move into the shallow riffles and chase March Brown Nymphs(won’t be long). We did swing a few fish up with Silvey’s Soft Serve March Brown tied in tandem with a Possie Bugger.

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4 Responses to Lower McKenzie River in Great Shape

  1. steve says:

    Yep, the lower river is fishing great… Hope you fellas put fish like that in the hands of your clients… It’ll make thier year!!!!!!!! 🙂

  2. wow!!! we caught a winter fish yesterday that was smaller than that redside!!!! well done!

  3. levi says:

    thats a very nice looking bow’ and good picture too… now quit telling people 😉

  4. D.L. says:

    I think the fish just wanted a closer look at that pimp reel,…lol.

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