my Opening Day

Oregon doesn’t have an official opening day for the fishing season because fishing is always open somewhere. Nonetheless, my opening day was yesterday. It was a beautiful day, starting off in the chilly 30s, but climbing to the mid 50s by late afternoon. Dawn and I each caught several nice wild cutthroat. The float was comfortable without any navigational hazards.

We didn’t see any March Browns, but there was a regular black blizzard of the Grannom Caddis from about 1:45 to 2:45. There were so many bugs on the water, the fish couldn’t find our flies. I found that a little twitch to a small bead-head nymph helped; Dawn tied on a slightly larger dry-fly with some success. We floated the McKenzie from about 11:30 to 3:30, putting in at Harvest Lane and taking out at Armitage. River levels had stabilized around 5,000 csfs or about 2.7 feet. The water is still cold. There was little cloud cover all day.


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2 Responses to my Opening Day

  1. Hong says:

    Hi Dawn and Patrick,

    Happy Spring time. Finally the weather is getting warmer now. :)

    My husband and I are going to France next month for two weeks. I came here to see if you have anything about France, but couldn’t find one.

    Anyway, it is lovely to see the pictures you posted here.

    Best Wishes,

  2. Patrick says:

    Thanks, Hong. It is still raining here, but the trees and flowers are in bloom

    I have not been to France for many years. I am sure you will enjoy it. I would like to see your photos.

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