- Jun 17, 2019
The McKenzie is pretty hard to wade in the prime sections. You can do it way up high below clear lake, but you’ll be way better off exploring the tributaries for walk and wade fishing. Tons of good access along horse creek road off 126. The south fork McKenzie near French Pete campground is another good trib to explore on foot. To the northeast of you is the North Santiam, which opens for trout fishing on Saturday. There’s good public access around mill city.