I have actually run out town for the previous 10 days or two and asked the personnel to chime in with existing conditions for the McKenzie and Willamette.
Owen Grigsby was initially: Intense warm days can make McKenzie fishing challenging sometimes, however water remains in good shape. Black caddis are out and a couple of remaining March browns. The above image is among the most significant fish I have actually seen this year, good work Owen.
Lou Verdugo: I have actually been fishing the Willy from Armitage to Crossroads for the previous month. Its been strong “excellent” dry fly fishing! Mckenzie arm is decreasing due to lower water level and temperature. The hatch was March Browns, now PMD’s andcaddis The best hatch is now later on in the day. Been capturing most fish on the Willy. Lots of Cuts however the Redsides remain in the there. Proven winners have actually been tan soft hackles, x caddis, andparachute Adams No nymphing! All dry flies or swinging soft hackles. The coming week with clouds ought to keep it going … however I am increasing river. Have yet to fish it above the dam.
Justin Helm: Alex and I did a fast float today from Silver creek to helfrich. Overcast with on and off showers produced some good dry fly fishing with thepara rooster When it was truly discarding on us, we switched to the hopper dropper and got some good ones on that brand-new hustler jig and purple dart from umpqua.
Bryson Fairlamb: March browns unwinding, light hatch around 2 however wind kept fish from typing in on them. Dry dropper with Norm Chubby and jigged 20”, Duracell and smaller sized standard PT (# 16) produced fish all day. McKenzie is low and with low snow pack and really little rains, we will see what summer season holds.
Thanks for the reports people.
Have a good time out there and lets expect some rain in May.