Eugene local fishing water

One of the attractions of Eugene, Oregon, is the fishing. The new house isn’t on the river, but there is plenty of local water. Here are some fishing spots and distances from home.

The McKenzie River, famous for McKenize driftboats:
–at the lower end of the McKenzie
at Walterville, 20 miles, 30 minutes
at Coburg, 14 miles, 20 minutes
–farther upstream to Rainbow 55 miles, 1 hour, upper fishing area

The Willamette River, joins the Columbia River at Portland
–in town, 4 miles, 12 minutes
–upper Willamette at Westfir below the dam, 40 miles, 50 minutes

Fern Ridge Reservoir, at Veneta, 17 miles, 31 minutes

Ocean at Florence, mouth of Siuslaw River, 64 miles, 1.5 hours

Umpqua River at Winchester, 65 miles, 1 hr 7 minutes

Rogue River at Grants Pass, 137 miles, 2 hrs 16 minutes

Deschutes River at Bend, 133 miles, 2 hrs 32 minutes

Most of the rivers have resident trout as well as seasonal runs of steelhead and salmon. The problem will be to decide which direction to go and what species to pursue.

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