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McKenzie River Fishing Report - April 17, 2018
Stream levels are still up above normal levels, too high to wade safely. There
are some more hatches starting to take place as the water is getting a little

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain everyday through
Saturday, then clearing for t
his coming week. The high temperature will range
from 5
8 to 64 degrees and lows from 40 to 46.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 4590 cfs
Level: 3.07 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 49
Clarity: stained
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Vida
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Blue-winged Olives: 18 and 16, nymphs, emergers, duns, spinners
March Browns, size 12/14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Little Black Caddis, size 18, pupa and adults
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
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Midges are hatching. Fish the larva and pupa imitations rigged in tandem for the best
results. The Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin are good flies to use during the
entire year. .
Various species of Blue-winged Olives are hatching.
arch Browns are hatching.
Pale Evening duns are hatching.
Mahogany duns are hatching.
Green Sedges are hatching.
Little Black Caddis are hatching.
Rate: 4540 cfs
Level: 6.10 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 48
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 steelhead in the river