McKenzie River Fish Report 07-18-07

McKenzie River - Coburg, OR

by Rich and Kathy Youngers

River level @Vida 1.38ft.?? 2,440 cfs. water temp 53.8 degrees.?? Fishing has been?? Fair-Good in the lower river below Leaburg Dam down to Hayden Bridge.???????? Hatches of midges, Little Yellow Stones, Little Olive Stones, and caddis, . Nymph fishing has been the ticket during the day with most of the surface activity in the evening. ?? Red Fox Squirrel nymph with a BH Flashback Pheasant Tail nymph or a BH Prince as the dropper fly is still producing good numbers of trout to hand.??

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

Suggested Trout patterns for the month of July:????

Surface Hatches:???? Green Drakes (upper river above Leaburg Dam),?? Little Yellow Stones, Little Olive Stones,?? and Pale Morning Duns.

Best surface patterns: ?? Large Yellow Comparadun?? #12, Brown Elk Hair Caddis #12-14,?? Peacock Caddis #12-16,?? Olive Stimulators #14, Yellow Stimulators #14.

Best nymph patterns: ??BH Fox Squirrel nymphs 12-14, GB Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymphs #14-18,?? Yellow 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 Monday, July 2nd, 2007
East Lake: East Lake Fish Report
Hosmer Lake: Hosmer Lake Fish Report 07-02-07
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prarie Reservoir Fish Report 07-02-07
Metolius River: Metolius River Fish Report 07-02-07
Fall River: Fall River Fish Report 07-02-07
Nestucca River: Nestucca River Fish Report 07-02-07
Santiam River ( North Fork) : North Santiam River Fish Report 07-02-07
McKenzie River: McKenzie River Fish Report 07-02-07
Deschutes River: Deschutes River Fish Report 07-02-07