McKenzie River Fishing Report – May 12, 2021


The Mckenzie River is fishing great! Water levels are ideal throughout the system, Green McKenzie Caddis are out, Little Yellow Stones, late March Browns, Pale Morning Duns, Golden Stones and more are emerging daily. Above and below the dam fishing has been excellent.

If you are looking to fish above Leaburg dam be prepared to wait for “tree removal” delays as there are several stops east of Vida as you travel on HWY 126. I have been adding 30 minutes to allow for road delays for my trips above the dam.

Hopper Dropper rigs with a Chubby Chernobyl and a euro style nymph have been effective as well.

It seems like we are a good month or more ahead of a normal water year. It’s worrisome for summer water and fishing conditions so it’s a great call to get out there and enjoy ideal conditions now as this summer might be weird.

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