McKenzie River Fish Report for 6-23-2022
Spring Chinook – This week the fishing conditions look good!
McKenzie River - Coburg, OR
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
MCKENZIE RIVER below Leaburg Lake (R1):
Spring Chinook – This week the fishing conditions look good! As flows drop and temperature rises anglers can expect more productive fishing trips.
Summer steelhead - Angler reports and dam video are still indicating that there are a fair number of summer steelhead in the system. Much better return than the past four years.
Trout – Was last stocked with 5,067 hatchery rainbow trout the week of June 13. Bait can be used from April 22 – Oct. 31, but beginning Nov. 1, anglers may only use lures and artificial flies.
The Leaburg Dam fish counts are a great spring salmon and summer steelhead resource, and information is back online. Counts are updated by the Corps of Engineers weekly. These resources are most useful to anglers from May – September.
All non-adipose fin-clipped trout must be released unharmed. Check page 46 of the 2021 Sport Fishing Regulations for bait restrictions in the segment you plan to fish. Beginning Nov. 1, anglers may only use lures and artificial flies.
The lower McKenzie River is open to retention of adipose fin-clipped salmon and steelhead and non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches long. A Columbia River Basin Endorsement is required for anglers targeting salmon and steelhead in the McKenzie.
MCKENZIE RIVER above Leaburg Lake (R2):
Will be stocked this week with 5,632 rainbow trout.
All non-adipose fin-clipped trout must be released unharmed. Bait is allowed from Leaburg Dam to Forest Glen Boat Ramp from April 22 – Oct 31.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, June 23rd
Grande Ronde River: Flows on the Grande Ronde River have been dropping
Imnaha River: Trout fishing may be good during periods of moderated flows
Umatilla River: Summer steelhead fishing on the Umatilla River is now closed
Wallowa River: Flows on the Wallowa River probably will be somewhat elevated over the next couple weeks
Lake Billy Chinook: Bass are biting well
Clear Lake: Will be stocked again this week
Coast Fork Willamette River: Was last stocked the week of June 13
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