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By Frank Armendariz
Compiled for The Creswell Chronicle 

Angler's Log


June 20, 2019

Frank Armendariz/The Creswell Chronicle

A very nice wild rainbow trout fly caught on the McKenzie. Wild fish like this (note the presence of an adipose fin between the tail and dorsal) must be released in many lakes and rivers. Always check the regulations.

The calendar tells us that summer is still several days away, but the weather has been loudly proclaiming that summer arrived several weeks ago.

Fortunately we had a wet winter with above-average precipitation and conditions are exceptional. Key among the beneficiaries of the water are all the southern Willamette Valley reservoirs, lakes and ponds, which are completely full – some for the first time in several years.

The abundance is also reflected in the runoff that has our local rivers still flowing at levels more typical of early spring than early summer.

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