Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Regulations on Limiting Bait on McKenzie River - Check it Out!!

Thanks to the hard work of concerned anglers!! I remember when I lived in Eugene and I was part of the local TU chapter. During meetings, I mentioned how the wild trout, hatchery trout stocking, and bait fishing needed to be addressed. Luckily a lot of others also had the same thoughts, and people got together, and coordinated efforts to take on the issues with the McKenzie's wild trout populations. It has been since August of 2009 since I have lived in Eugene, and it is totally awesome to see how much has been done for the McKenzie's wild trout since then. Thank you to all of you devoted people for taking your time to help out a cause that should have been addressed a long time ago. Maybe some day the McKenzie can be managed like the Deschutes, but at least steps are being taken to make it the fishery it can potentially be. Hard to imagine a river managed for wild fish, but you can bait fish for stocked fish in it at the same time.....(you cannot prevent a big rainbow from munching down a ball of "power bait" to get really deeply hooked in the gullet). That is the way it has been for a long time on the McKenzie River.

Native Wild McKenzie River Rainbow Trout

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