Trout

McKenzie River Trout Fishing - Excellent

McKenzie River Trout Fishing - Excellent

Brooke & her Dad enjoyed some fabulous Rainbow Trout Fishing while drifting the Upper McKenzie on Tuesday. The gorgeous scenery was certainly an added bonus to the fun action that at times was fast and furious.

Great Trout action on the McKenzie River near Eugene Oregon

Great Trout action on the McKenzie River near Eugene Oregon

Through the end of summer we have a great Trout fishery available on the beautiful McKenzie River. Though these fish will take readily to spinners and ultra-light equipment, they are particularly susceptible to flies, both wet & dry. This makes these trips a fantastic introduction for novice fly fishermen. My guests this past week can testify that folks with little to no previous fly fishing experience can enjoy great success with the fly. John & Gary had numerous doubles on throughout the day and had no trouble releasing plenty of fish while still retaining a nice limit of feisty hatchery scrappers to take home for a fish fry. This fishery is also a fun and engaging way to introduce kids to fishing as are our Umpqua Bass trips.....lots of action, lots of fish.

McKenzie River Offers a Hat-Trick of Fishing Options

McKenzie River Offers a Hat-Trick of Fishing Options

In addition to some excellent fly fishing for trout, we now have Spring Chinook Salmon & feisty Summer Steelhead all producing some fun summer fishing action on the McKenzie. This past week, Julie and her Dad celebrated a combination Birthday-Fathers Day with a salmon/steelhead combo trip. In addition to Julie's big steelhead, they landed several nice Springers as well. Suffice to say, their Father's Day BBQ was plentiful!

Springer Action Heats Up on the McKenzie River

John & Hank had a great day last Friday batting 1000 as they went 4 for 4 on McKenzie River Spring Chinook. Salmon continue to migrate over Willamette Falls at a rate of several hundred per day. If this rate remains consistent, we should continue to find fish well into July.

Spring Chinook - Summer Steelhead - Trout Now Showing on the McKenzie River & Middle Fork Willamette

Spring Chinook - Summer Steelhead - Trout             Now Showing on the McKenzie River & Middle Fork Willamette

Gary was happy to land a feisty Summer Steelhead & a fresh Spring Chinook on Tuesday's trip down the McKenzie River. Action should continue to heat up in the weeks to come through June & July. On yesterday's trout trip we landed 21 Rainbows on about 35 takes on wets & dries. Great trout fishing should also continue through the summer.

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.