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McKenzie River Guide Rainbow Trout

Trout Identifier
One of the best things about being a McKenzie River Guide is to see the look on someones face when they bring in a native McKenzie River Rainbow Trout.  These fish are very colourful with a deep red stripe running down each side.  Although they are not the biggest fish in the river they are by far the hardest fighting pound for pound.  The McKenzie River is famous for its healthy population of Rainbow Trout and people have come to fish for them from all parts of the world.
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Rainbow Trout - Red Side

Trout is the common name for a number of species of freshwater fish belonging to the genera Oncorhynchus, Salmo and Salvelinus, all of the subfamily Salmoninae of the family Salmonidae. The word trout is also used as part of the name of some non-salmonid fish such as Cynoscion nebulosus, the spotted seatrout or speckled trout. Trout are closely related to salmon and char (or charr): species termed salmon and char occur in the same genera as do trout (Oncorhynchus - Pacific salmon and trout, Salmo - Atlantic salmon and various trout, Salvelinus - char and trout).

McKenzie River Guides help you select the best fly or tackle for the day.  The fish can be particular and the river knowledge of the different conditions and hatches gives you a much better chance of landing that Trophy McKenzie River Rainbow Trout.

Had a Very Fun & Relaxing Day Lake Fishing for Trout near Eugene, Oregon

We have numerous local Lakes in the Eugene-Springfield area, all of which have good trout fishing. We can comfortably accommodate…

Candlelighters Fishing Trip for Kids – 2016

May 17, 2017
Dear John- I want to thank you once again for spending your day on the river with our Candlelighter Kids. I so appreciate you giving…

Dear John …….Thanks from The Damsel Flies

May 17, 2017
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…

Great Action on the McKenzie River

We ran a quick late afternoon-evening float yesterday on the McKenzie River.  It was a warm evening with a few bugs showing and…

McKenzie River Trout Fishing Starting Up

A mix of wild and hatchery-raised Rainbow Trout are now available on the McKenzie River.  Both the upper and lower river are producing…

McKenzie River – Fantastic Scenery – Fabulous Water – Wonderful Fishing – Great Memories

  RT enjoyed a magical 2 days on the McKenzie River in late September. We did several different runs on the upper river targeting…

Exceptional Fly Fishing for Trout on the Upper McKenzie River near Eugene, Oregon

  As usual, we've been enjoying some very fun trips on the upper McKenzie River fly fishing for trout. River traffic is way…

Banner Days on Upper McKenzie River Trout

September 20, 2016
Fred & Rider scored big on Upper McKenzie Trout on Friday. Fred's concern that the full moon would kill the bite proved unwarranted.…

Upper McKenzie Surprise Summer Steelhead

  Amy was all smiles after deftly landing a surprise Summer Steehead while trout fishing the Upper McKenzie River.