McKenzie River


N/A

7 30 year
10 pm
5.43/1060
44.1
11 pm
3.43/621 ↓
10 pm
5.18/742
43.7
9 pm
1.45/381 ⇓
42.4
7 30 year
10 pm
2.87/5210
44.2
10 pm
5.44/3420
7 30 year
10 pm
3.30/3520
7 30 year
10 pm
54.71/5930
7 30 year
10 pm
9.68/6660
7 30 year

 

Major Hatches for January

Importance by half-month
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

Hatches are matched from Westfly's database of "standard" fly patterns.


Nymph

Size 16-20 Pheasant Tail, Hares Ear. Brown, brown-olive

Moderate runs, just below riffles: indicator, tight line, rising nymph

Pupa

Size 10-22 Chans Chironomid Pupa, Zebra Midge. Black, gray, olive, red, creams, browns

Adult

Size 10-22 Griffiths Gnat, Sprout Midge. Black, gray, olive, red, creams, browns

 

Trout


► You might try egg flies in peach or apricot--the river's whitefish will be spawning this month and trout will grab drifting roe.

► Expect fishing to be best from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

► The Mohawk River can dump a lot of silt into the McKenzie. So fishing can be poor below the Mohawk, but okay above it. If you look at the river at Armitage Park and see chocolate milk flowing past you, don't automatically assume the entire McK is blown-out.

► Between Armitage and Hendricks Bridge, trout fishing can be "okay" unless there is a hard freeze or a string of heavy rain storms. Then it will become "difficult" at best.

► You might see some blue-winged olive hatches on cloudy days that are not frigid. Hatches are sporadic in January, but will improve near the end of the month. Nymphs will be drifting, however, and trout may be taking them.

Midge hatches can bring trout to the surface.

 

What to expect in 

 

 

 

 

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