The McKenzie River

Boat Options: Driftboat, Sweepboat

river-mckenzieThe McKenzie is a clear, active stream whose watershed is filtered by thousands of acres of Douglas Fir forest. Mike Gehrman, your host, began fishing and floating this river using the traditional Mckenzie driftboat in 1958. Come share the river he grew up with. Fly fish for native rainbows or catch and keep a few hatchery rainbows for a streamside lunch.

Middle Mckenzie
We generally meet at Ike’s Pizza across from Leaburg Lake along Hghway 126. Drive time is about 3 hours from Portland.
The trip begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:30 pm. Evening trips vary in start time based on daylight hours and weather.

Lower Mckenzie
Trips meet at Hendricks Park just past the bridge on the right at Walterville. Drive time is about 2 hours and 40 minutes from Portland.
The trip begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:30 pm. Evening trips vary in start time based on daylight hours and weather.