McKenzie this week.

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IIm thinking about trying to hit the mckenzie this week for some trout. Any flie suggestions? Any spots that are good this time of year??

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From the mouth to Hayden Bridge it's open year around for catch and release, fly and lure only.
 
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That's cool, I wish some of the streams up here were open year round for trout.
 
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Your best bet would be to use nymphs under an indicator.

I'd go with a larger size (10-12) pheasant tail and have another dropper off of that and maybe a hair's ear nymph under that (size 14-18)

the pheasant tail nymph will help the other sink faster.

You could use a fly as an indicator but this time of year i doubt anything would hit it topwater.

good luck!
 
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I can't find hayden bridge...Is it possible its a hendricks bridge??
 
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And sorryy another stupid question is to the mouth up towards clear lake or the end of the flow in the willamette??
 
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I've never really trout fished rivers in the winter.. but yesterday I duck hunted the South Santiam all day and man there were a lot of trout rising! A few big cutts too! I'm not sure if the cutts were feeding on little fish or what but there was a school of minnows that were jumping and splashing around.
You may want to try some small streamer patterns.
 
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I've never really trout fished rivers in the winter.. but yesterday I duck hunted the South Santiam all day and man there were a lot of trout rising! A few big cutts too! I'm not sure if the cutts were feeding on little fish or what but there was a school of minnows that were jumping and splashing around.
You may want to try some small streamer patterns.

Yeah, there's other streams that are open to catch and release for trout in the Eugene/Springfield area too.
 
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What are the names of the strea? Im guessing theres good fly fishing in them.....And mike where were you on the santiam??? Like near what park?

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What are the names of the strea? Im guessing theres good fly fishing in them.....And mike where were you on the santiam??? Like near what park?

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1. Fall Creek from the dam down.
2. Leaburg Canal open entire year fly and lure only C&R.
3. Little Fall Cr open for C&R trout
4. Long Tom River C&R for trout
5. Mosby Creek open for C&R trout fly and lure only
6. Row River and Tribs C&R fly and lure only
7. Salmon Creek C&R catch and release fly and lure only
8. Salt Creek C&R catch and release fly and lure only
9. Willamette River Coast Fork C&R fly and lure only
10. Willamette River from Hillscreek dam to Look out Point res open year around C&R for non fin clipped trout fly and lure only
11. Winberry Creek C&R fly and lure only

Salmon Creek and Salt Creek are up above Oakridge. There's hot springs on Salt Creek if you're into that sort of thing. (You might see naked people)

Check the Synopsis to make sure in case I mis read something.
 
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What are the names of the strea? Im guessing theres good fly fishing in them.....And mike where were you on the santiam??? Like near what park?

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I was above Waterloo park a ways on private property. If you have a float tube I'd float either from Bates bridge to Waterloo, or Waterloo bridge to Lebanon dam.
 
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Thanks for all the rivers. I like the looks of fall creek and winberry. Are any of them better then the other?

And thanks mike would it be accesible by bank? I have waders and thats it.


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Thanks for all the rivers. I like the looks of fall creek and winberry. Are any of them better then the other?

And thanks mike would it be accesible by bank? I have waders and thats it.


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I'm not sure which one is better. They're fairly close to each other so you could probably fish both the same day.
 
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Ok thanks ok last question. Are both the creeks pretty small and clear?

And do you know if i would have a better chance fishing the creeks or going to the mckenzie

Thanks again
 
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Ok thanks ok last question. Are both the creeks pretty small and clear?

And do you know if i would have a better chance fishing the creeks or going to the mckenzie

Thanks again

That's a good question. I would think you'd have a better chance at the creeks but I'm not sure. Hopefully someone else will chime in and give there opinion.
 
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Postponing my trip till next week when the rain stops
 

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