McKenzie River Fish Report 05-31-07

McKenzie River - Coburg, OR

by Rich and Kathy Youngers

River level @Vida 2.29ft.?? 4,130 cfs. water temp 53.2 degrees.?? Fishing has been?? Fair-Good in the lower river below Leaburg Dam down to Hayden Bridge.???????? McKenzie Caddis, Brown Caddis, Pale Morning Duns and some Golden Stones along with a few Green Drakes.?? Nymph fishing has being pretty good using 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.?? A few steelhead have been caught below Deerhorn Bridge.

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

Suggested Trout patterns for the month of June:???? Surface Hatches:???? ??Golden Stones, Green Drakes,?? Little Yellow Stones, Little Olive Stones,?? McKenzie Caddis and Pale Morning Duns.

Best surface patterns: McKenzie Caddis adult #12-14,???? Norm Wood Special #6-8, Sofa Pillows #4, Clark Stones #6, Large Yellow Comparadun?? #12, Brown Elk Hair Caddis #12-14,?? Peacock Caddis #12-16, Green Drake Dun #8-10,?? Olive Stimulators #14, Yellow Stimulators #14.

Best nymph patterns: ??BH Fox Squirrel nymphs 12-14, GB Flashback 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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Creekside Flyfishing Reports
for Thursday, May 24th, 2007
Deschutes River: Deschutes River Fish Report 05-24-07
McKenzie River: McKenzie River Fish Report 05-24-07
Santiam River ( North Fork) : North Santiam River Fish Report 05-24-07
Nestucca River: Nestucca River Fish Report 05-24-07
Fall River: Fall River Fish Report 05-24-2007
Metolius River: Metolius River Fishing Report 05-24-07
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie Reservoir Fish Report 05-24-07
Lava Lake: Little Lava Lake Fish Report 05-24-07
Hosmer Lake: Hosmer Lake Fish Report 05-24-07