The McKenzie River is an Oregon gem. It is located just east of Eugene Oregon. It comes from the high Cascade mountains and is a tributary of the Willamette River.
The Willamette River then becomes a tributary of the Columbia River. It’s cold, crystal clear water is absolutely beautiful. Fishing for salmon and trout from spring to fall is well worth a fisherman’s time.
McKenzie River fly fishing for trout can be very good action. There are some great insect hatches that get the trout excited.
These trout can be caught on conventional tackle as well. This provides a great family fishing trip. Anglers of any age would enjoy this fishing trip!
Salmon and Steelhead fishing can also be very productive on the McKenzie River. It is good fishing nearly all summer long.
The fishing is done from drift boats. McKenzie River is the origin of the McKenzie River drift boat. Today drift boats are used all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
There are many stretches of river to explore, with its wonderful scenery and rapids to keep your attention.
For anyone looking for a well-rounded fishing trip during the best weather of the year, this is one you should try!
Please contact me for any questions about the McKenzie river fishing trips.