To the sound of the background music of “At Last”, the river is beginning to drop and allowed us a quick drift on the lower McKenzie this week. The March Brown hatch has begun. Not strong in numbers as yet, and with little surface activity.
Nymphing was the key to success for Jim and Kirk aboard the Beast. The Mega Prince and Posse Bugger were the most productive. With the water level high and swift, getting nymphs down along the bottom was must. However, swinging a March Brown soft hackle provided one nice Redside.
We have some really nice weather coming in the next few days and the river is continuing to drop. This should increase the hatch activity and increase the water temp a bit more to making fish gain an appetite.