McKenzie River

Hendricks Ramp Open & Upriver Mckenzie Report

Took a drive up river to Finn Rock yesterday. I prepared for the worst, and sadly, it was beyond what I expected. The road crews are faced with the daunting task of road clearance of many obstructions. Power lines are … Continue reading →

Fall Guide Special continues through November 2020

The lower Mckenzie and Willamette Rivers including the upper Middle Fork near Oakridge continue to fish well. Beautiful Fall weather looks like it’s here to stay for a while longer. We are seeing more mayflies and more October Caddis each … Continue reading →

Catch Magazine – “The Mckenzie Fire”

“Our power went out at about 9pm, but that’s common here… it was no big deal,” recalled Bill Schaefers of the September 7, 2020 evening at his home on Oregon’s upper McKenzie River. “I should’ve listened to my daughter,” he … Continue reading →

The McKenzie Fire

Check out this free essay on the devastating McKenzie Fire in Oregon by Kelley Moen in the latest issue of Catch Magazine.       … The post The McKenzie Fire appeared first on Moldy Chum.

Final Hours of Local Wildfire Relief Auction

Over the past 48 hours we have added rods from SAGE and Lamson, reels and lines too. Let’s finish strong and give a big check to those in need! Thanks so much! With the help of vendors and local guides … Continue reading →

Fall Guide Special on now through November 2020

We are offering a shortened half day trip on our local waters for trout and steelhead September 25-November 30th. The cost of the trip is $375. The trip includes guided fishing and equipment for one or two anglers. The trip … Continue reading →

Fall Fishing Report McKenzie and Willamette Rivers

With a heavy heart in light of recent wildfires in and around the Mckenzie river corridor, I fished the lower river Sunday and Tuesday. Fishing was really good! Hatches were nearly non existent, a few caddis a few mahogany duns … Continue reading →

Holiday Farm Fire Sept 13th 2020

Matt Labounty’s drift boat remains were the only thing left on his property. We continue to feel the pain along with so many others as much of the McKenzie River corridor has been damaged as a result of the Holiday … Continue reading →

ODFW Fishing Regulations and Your Input

Dear Oregon Anglers, I would like to gather ideas for positive, conservation-oriented regulation changes needed for wild fish and start working them through ODFW’s staff process starting early in 2021. I would be grateful if anglers would share any rule … Continue reading →