CAUTION: The section between Shelburn and Green’s Bridge remains hazardous for boaters because of downed trees and multiple side channels. Better bets are the floats below Green’s Bridge and above Stayton.
UPDATE: The new boat slide at Upper Bennett Dam will be closed starting June 20 in order to perform routine maintenance on the dam. It is scheduled to re-open around Labor Day. Boaters can use the boat slide at Lower Bennett dam on the north channel around Geren Island in order to reach the Sayton boat ramp.
UPDATE: The new gate at the Green’s Bridge boat launch site is now closed for the summer through Labor Day. Boat anglers wishing to use the site will need to obtain a key from the ODFW district office in Adair Village. For further information, call 541-757-4183.
McKenzie River: Fishing has been good. Equal between dries and nymphs. Size 8 BH Rubber Legged Prince Nymph trailed by a sz. 16 BH Flashback PT nymph has been the nymph setup dejour. As far as dries use Elk Hair Caddis, sz. 14-16 Yellow Stimulators, Fat Boy's.
Metolius River: Should be about time for the Golden Stones to start hatching. One of my favorite times of the year for me up there.
North Santiam River: Fly fishing for trout has been fair to good. Hopper/dropper setups are the best way to go. Catch and release only for wild trout on this river.
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Fishing has been fair to good. Callibaetis and damsel nymphs are the ticket but when those trout are looking up at adult damsels switch over and throw some dry damsel patterns as at times you can have epic fishing!