McKenzie River has mostly fair fishing

McKenzie River - Coburg, OR

by Rich and Kathy Youngers

River level @Vida 1.26ft.?? 2,240 cfs. water temp 51.8 degrees.???? Fair Fishing Upper river above Leaburg for hatchery fish on big dries.???? Fair Fishing 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. ??

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

Suggested Trout patterns for the month of August:????Surface Hatches:???? ??Little Yellow Stones, Little Olive Stones,?? and Pale Morning Duns.

Best surface patterns: ?? Royal Wulffs (Sz #12-16), Tan, Olive, Brown Elk Hair Caddis #12-14,?? 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 Saturday, August 11th, 2007
East Lake: East Lake Fish Report 08-11-07
Hosmer Lake: Hosmer Lake Fish Report 08-11-07
Metolius River: Metolius River Fish Report 08-11-07
Fall River: Fall River Fish Report 08-11-07
Nestucca River: Nestucca River Fish Report 08-11-07
Santiam River ( North Fork) : North Santiam River Fish Report 08-11-07
McKenzie River: McKenzie River Fish Report 08-11-07
Deschutes River: Deschutes River Fish Report 08-11-07