McKenzie River

Everything you need to know for a successful fishing trip to McKenzie River - top places for fishing, the best fishing techniques, and the latest fishing reports.
I'm going on vacation to a riverside cabin on the McKenzie River this summer, and I'm planning on getting quite a bit of fishing in. I'm going in July. What are the best methods for trout on the McKenzie?
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Came to Springfield yesterday to see my son in his new home after moving from Milwaukie. We got up this morning to scout around and check out the fishing. Didn't go far from his house, about 8 miles. Found a place to pull over to look at the river and decided we would just do some plunking in...
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Anyone going after chinook in the Mckenzie? If so let me know how you do and what they are hitting. I am going to try and do a little first time fishing for them here soon.
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I live by VRC, so getting out there has to be planned. If anyone has heard anything, please let me know. Thanks.
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Hello OFFers, Would someone be so kind to recommend, via PM or post, a basic campground on the McKenzie River that has good access to the river for catch-and-release fly fishing for trout? It would be for a weekend in mid-September, hopefully there are spots available. Thank you very much in...
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I boated the dam to the gravel pile take out today. 5 different power boats were working the salmon. What's your opinion on power boats on the McKenzie? Jim
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I am new to the area and I have been having some success on the Mac until the water started going down last week. I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on where to go when the water gets a little lower like it has been doing. I am Fly-Fishing and will be wading (unless someone has an...
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Really new to operating a drift boat this is only our second time out. The first we took the Willamette from Beltline to Marshall Island and it was a breeze. Anybody have any advise as to where to float from we are mainly targeting trout thinking of the easiest water we could manage without many...
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I want to take a couple kids out in the drift boat soon. What are the best floats to do on the McKenzie for trout this time of year?
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I was just curious if anybody's still trying to catch any steelhead up on the McKenzie. I haven't been up there in awhile, probably a month or a little more. The last few times I was up there it was real slow. I was looking at the pics on my phone and the last fish I caught was June 30th...
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here is a post on the oregon fly fishing blog regarding the odfw public meeting on the proposed bait bait..check it out. if this ban does pass 100% on august 3rd it will be a major victory for the fish. this would help prevent bait fisherman from killing 1/3rd of wild trout they catch in a non...
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Hi guys I am new to steelhead fishing and have been trying to catch one since the winters were down on the slaw.I have fished the Mckenzie all my life for trout but want to step it up a notch and was just looking for any advice on spots for steelhead on the mac.Like where is this hatchery hole I...
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I'm having trouble sorting out the regs, for the Mac where it enters Trailbridge Reservoir. I want to target trout. Does that stretch of the Mac, open this Saturday? Is it C & R only? It is artificial lures and flies only?
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I picked bigsteel up at his house then hit the road again and continued south towards Eugene and the McKenzie River to do a little trout fishing. We met up with our guide Barret Christiansen from the Caddis Fly Shop and were underway from the boat ramp at Bellinger. The weather was a mixed bag...
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Caught this lil scrapper on the river today looking for some late summer steel stragglers. He was a fun fight and a beautiful sight. Took 2 pics and turned him loose. I know he's nothing special but I thought I'd share.
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im gonna be bank trout fishing this weekend somewhere between hayden bridge and the leaburg dam and was wonderin if anyone could give me some tips on fishin that river whether its bait or lures etc!!!! thx for your help and ill be sure to post a report when im back!!! thanks
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I am going to be in Eugene on 6/25 and I am looking for somewhere to fish for steelhead. Bank access since I won't have a boat. Anyone know a good spot for me to get to? I'm not familiar with the area and this will be my first time fishing the McKenzie. Any ideas on what lures work well...
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Went out today on the river to try it again. I was there from 7am til 4:30pm. About halfway through the day I hooked into a fish. It immediately went downriver. And after losing 2 fish a few days ago in the same spot I decided I was going after this one even if I didn't have waders. So I...
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Decided to do a semi town float on the willy from jasper to springfield bridge. Had two good takedowns but nothin stuck. Also dealt with a few jerks and tweakers. Two guys and this gal crossed my line while i was pulling a plug.....4 TIMES!!??? I had words with the one dude at the boatlanding...
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I am heading to Vida Wednesday and want to fish....anyone got any good places for me to go? I want to mostly fly fish but could blow the dust off my gear if I must....:D Any help would be greatly appreciated
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