Trout

Hot Trout Action on McKenzie Opener - Leads to a Delicious Fish Fry

Hot Trout Action on McKenzie Opener - Leads to a Delicious Fish Fry

Our Short Half-Day effort proved very successful on the McKenzie River Opener for planter trout. This is a very fun option available to us throughout the summer season. All our fish were caught on flies, so this is a great way to learn and practice fly fishing. Success like this can be a great introduction for novices and certainly helps to keep the attention span of youngsters. It's just a real fun way to enjoy the river.

Western Oregon Coastal Lakes are Producing some Great Catches of Beefy-Sized Rainbow Trout

Western Oregon Coastal Lakes are Producing some Great Catches of Beefy-Sized Rainbow Trout

As we wait for Spring Chinook to arrive in better numbers on the big coastal systems including the Rogue & Umpqua Rivers, it's fun to fill the time & coolers with a mess of chunky hatchery trout that ODFW has released in a variety of scenic lakes. The migration of Springers over Willamette Falls into the Upper Willamette System has been slow due to cool water temperatures and heavy river flow rates. This could all change drastically very soon as prevailing weather patterns trend toward milder temperatures and lower rainfall.

McKenzie River Continues to Provide Great Trout Fishing

McKenzie River Continues to Provide Great Trout Fishing

John & Anthony had an excellent day of trout fishing enjoying many hook-ups on the fly rods. Easily landing 20 or more fish, they may have even become fly-fishing converts! The scenic beauty of the Upper McKenzie River is always a huge bonus.

Cancer Survivor Kids Enjoy a Fishing Drift Down the McKenzie River

Cancer Survivor Kids Enjoy a Fishing Drift Down the McKenzie River

Lots of smiles from participants and organizers at this annual event

Excellent Rainbow Trout Fishing on Oregon's most scenic McKenzie River

Excellent Rainbow Trout Fishing on Oregon's most scenic McKenzie River

Todd & Jerry were very impressed with the quality and quantity of Rainbow Trout landed on flies during their recent McKenzie River drift boat adventure. They came to realize that even first-time fly fishermen can enjoy tremendous success when placed on good fish-holding water along with a few tips from the guide.