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McKenzie River Fishing Report - August 07, 2018
The river is still low.. There are several hatches taking place and decent
numbers of trout being caught
in spite of the head and low water. Summer
steelhead and some Chinook are being caught in the lower river.
Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain on Friday and Saturday,
for the coming week. The high temperature will range from 74 to 95 degrees and
lows from
57 to 62.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 2130 cfs
Level: 1.30 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 56
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Vida
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Blue-winged Olives: 18 and 16, nymphs, emergers, duns, spinners
Pale Evening Duns, size 14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Mahogany Duns, size 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Green Sedges (caddisflies), size 14/16, lara, pupa and adults
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Little Yellow stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Golden Stoneflies, size 10/12, nymphs and adults
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16
Sandwich Hoppers - Green/Brown, size 4 to 12
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin are good flies to use during the entire year. .
Various species of Blue-winged Olives are hatching.
Pale Evening duns are hatching.
Mahogany duns are hatching. Green Sedges are hatching.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching. Golden stoneflies are hatching.
Pale Morning duns are hatcing.
Terrestrials such as carpenter ants, Japanese beetles and hoppers are working.
Rate: 1070 cfs
Level: 3.66 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 54
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
There are summer steelhead and Chinook salmon in the river