High Water but Good Fishing on Local Waters


The McKenzie and Willamette Rivers are looking great for water this year. Although wading can be challenging (be careful out there) fishing has been quite good for those who have ventured out into the high and green flows of our local waters. Don’t be afraid of levels that are more than double some of our last few springs. Insects are hatching and fish are feeding. I have seen more Green McKenzie Caddis this year the past few trips then I have in years. The fish are in excellent shape. Increased flows mean expanded fish habitat, and the numbers of all age classes of fish are superb this year.

Best patterns of late have been:

-Mega Prince
-Possie Bugger
-Green McKenzie Caddis

Look for Pale Morning Duns, Golden Stones and Brown Caddis numbers to increase in the near future.

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