McKenzie River Fish Report 05-24-07

McKenzie River - Coburg, OR

by Rich and Kathy Youngers

River level @Vida 2.45ft.?? 4,460 cfs. water temp 46.6 degrees.?? Fishing has been?? pretty decent in the lower river below Leaburg Dam down to Armitage.???????? McKenzie Caddis, Brown Caddis, Pale Morning Duns and some Golden Stones.?? Nymph fishing has being pretty good using a BH Fox Squirrel nymph or a Golden Stone nymph with a BH Flashback Pheasant Tail nymph as the dropper fly.?? Dry fly action has been sporadic on sunny days and good on cloudy days.

Steelhead will start showing this month.?? The steelhead counts over the falls this year are running about the same as last year at this time.

Call McKenzie River Shuttle Service at 541-896-0526 if you needed your vehicle shuttled.

Suggested Trout patterns for the month of May:

Surface Hatches:???? ??March Browns, McKenzie Caddis and Pale Morning Duns.

Best surface patterns: McKenzie Caddis adult #12-14,?? Flick's March Brown #14, A.K'.s Para Western March Brown #12-14, Brown Elk Hair Caddis #12-14,?? Peacock Caddis #12-16, Parachute Adams #14-16.

Best nymph patterns: ??BH Fox Squirrel nymphs 12-14, GB FB Pheasant Tail Nymphs #14-18,?? March Brown soft hackle #12-14, Green bodied soft hackle #12-14,?? GB FB Hare's Ear Nymph #10-14, Prince Nymphs #12-18, Zug Bug #12-16, Cased Caddis#14-16,?? Golden Stones #6-10

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