We have numerous local Lakes in the Eugene-Springfield area, all of which have good trout fishing. We can comfortably accommodate as many as 4 guests in the Jet Boat on these lake fishing trips. The close attention of my guests in preparing their rigs certainly paid off in fish! On some lakes we cast lures while on other lakes it's a troll fishery. Some of the lakes are less than an hour drive from the Eugene -Springfield area. Among the local favorites are Dexter and Lookout Point Reservoir and also Fall Creek and Hills Creek Reservoir. Cottage Grove and Dorena [...]
Dear John, Thank you so much for a memorable day on the river. The Damsel Flies that fished with you on July 10, 2010 will remember the day fondly. One Damsel who had never caught a fish on a fly is now hooked forever. The fish fry on the shoreline was another highlight. Each guide made a special effort to make sure we had a great time...and we did. This is our second year on the McKenzie with you and we hope to make it an annual outing. Thanks for a wonderful day! Fondly, The Damsel Flies
We ran a quick late afternoon-evening float yesterday on the McKenzie River. It was a warm evening with a few bugs showing and the action was plentiful. Landing over 20 fish on a very short float made for an exciting drift. We caught a mix of hatchery fish that ranged from 8-14 inches as well as some deep-bodied, wide-shouldered wild chunkers that took the reels well into the backing. Both dries and nymphs produced equally well. What GREAT FUN! Here are some examples of the Rainbow Trout we typically encounter on the majestic McKenzie
A mix of wild and hatchery-raised Rainbow Trout are now available on the McKenzie River. Both the upper and lower river are producing catches. McKenzie trout respond readily to flies which provide great fun for both novice and expert fly fishers.
RT enjoyed a magical 2 days on the McKenzie River in late September. We did several different runs on the upper river targeting trout on the fly. Ron did an exceptional job of placing the flies right where fish live and the fish were indeed quite responsive. Both days he landed a bunch of scrappy trout, both wild and of hatchery origin. We used a combination of dries and nymphs with the wets working better in the morning and with the dries proving more productive in the afternoon. On the second morning we decided to mix the plan up [...]
As usual, we've been enjoying some very fun trips on the upper McKenzie River fly fishing for trout. River traffic is way down, in fact, next to nothing with students back in school. Cooler temperatures and colors in the fall leaves all contribute to that special time of year when the afternoon trout action can be phenomenal!
Fred & Rider scored big on Upper McKenzie Trout on Friday. Fred's concern that the full moon would kill the bite proved unwarranted. Instead the guys took top spot on our McKenzie trout tips of 2016 as they landed over 50 fish! Definitely one for the books.
Amy was all smiles after deftly landing a surprise Summer Steehead while trout fishing the Upper McKenzie River.
The gorgeous Upper McKenzie River distinguishes itself from the lower reaches as faster, shallower, and with more gradient. Boaters need to pay closer attention while plying the waters and fishermen need greater accuracy, especially when picking apart the tiny pockets located within a rapid and the micro flats or steps that comprise a given gradient. With a little direction from his guide, Bosey did a great job of locating the miniscule fish-holding buckets, often no larger than a standard bathtub, as he deftly worked his flies down through swift and choppy gradients. More often than not, the fly caster [...]