Local Fall Fishing Holding up Nicely


An unseasonably warm and dry start to fall has come to an end. We are finally starting to see conditions we are more accustomed to seeing in October. A fair amount of precipitation and cooler temperatures have really helped out the fishing both on the McKenzie and Willamette. We’ve had some good reports of dry fly fishing up on the MF Willamette with small dries, Carlson’s Olive Haze, small Purple Haze, Parachute Adams, Mahogany Duns all in 14-18 size range. If fish aren’t rising to your offerings, stick with the usual hopper dropper tactics with a Chubby Chernobyl and slender, fast sinking jig nymphs like the PCP #14, Dally’s Tailwater Jig #14, Peacock Frenchie #12. The forecast for the next couple weeks is showing a significant drop in temperature with more rain on the way, so get out there while the gettin’s good.



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