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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fishing Report 08/22/2013

McKenzie River:  Despite low summer flows the McKenzie River below Leaburg Dam is fishing well.  We have been using hopper - dropper setups.  Doesn't seem to matter what combinations you are using as long as you know where the fish hang out.

Coastal Rivers & Estuaries:  The Siuslaw Estuary is experiencing record returns of Sea-Run Cutthroat according to ODFW reports.  Shouldn't be long for the cental coast estuaries to follow suit.  Popular flies such as the Reverse Spider, Spruce Fly & Mickey Finns are among the top three to use.

North Santiam River: Still fishing fair to good for Rainbow and Cutthroat trout.  Hopper-Dropper the way to go. River flows are on the low side and you will need to have good boating skills if you are planning to float the river.

1 comment:

  1. Some beautiful classics pictured there-- I think I need to do some estuary fishing!