: McKenzie River: The McKenzie River below Leaburg Lake is currently open to catch-and-release fishing for trout and fishing for harvest for steelhead. Gear use is restricted to flies and lures. A Columbia River Basin Endorsement is required for anglers targeting salmon and steelhead in the McKenzie.
Reported by: Oregon D.F.W
Lures & Spinners
The McKenzie River is a tributary of the Willamette River and originates as the outflow of Clear Lake in the high Cascades in the Willamette National Forest. The river flows south from Clear Lake, paralleled by Oregon Route 126, and goes over Sahalie and Koosah falls. The river travel about 90 miles before it dumps into the Willamette.
Fish in the McKenzie River and some of its tributaries include spring Chinook salmon, mountain whitefish, and bull and rainbow trout.