McKenzie River Fish Report 07-27-07

McKenzie River - Coburg, OR

by Rich and Kathy Youngers

River level @Vida 1.28ft.  2,270 cfs. water temp 55.4 degrees.  Fishing has been good in the upper river above Leaburg for hatchery fish on big dries.  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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