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McKenzie River Fishing Report - January 14, 2017
The discharges and stream levels are okay and the water warm enough to catch
trout. Use Cream or Red (blood) midges and fish the larva and pupa in tandem.
There are some Winter stonflies hatching. Fish the nymphs late in the day.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow from Monday through
Friday, other wise clear for the
next week. Highs will range from 29 to 43
degrees and lows from 2
4 to 43 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 4220 cfs
Level: 2.39 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 37
Clarity: Clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Vida
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Blue-winged Olives: 18 and 16, nymphs, emergers, duns, spinners
Winter Stoneflies, size 16 and 18, nymphs and adults
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva pupa and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin are good flies to use during the entire year.
The Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin streamers are good flies to use at this time
of the year.
Various species of Blue-winged Olives are hatching.
Winter stoneflies are hatching.
Midges are starting to hatch.
Rate: 2350 cfs
Level: 4.80 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 38
Clarity: Clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Below Leaburg Dam
Recommended Steelhead Flies:
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Fly Fishing McKenzie River, Oregon
A description of the McKenzie River,
Guide to fly fishing McKenzie River,
McKenzie River fishing seasons, and
much more