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By Frank Armendariz
Outdoors reporter 

Dog days of summer loom, but fish still bite

 

July 18, 2019

Frank Armendariz/Outdoors reporter

Limits of trout on the McKenzie River are pretty common in July. Here, a morning layer of clouds that turned to full sun about noon had the trout aggressively surface feeding all morning.

The dog days of summer are looming, water in small ponds and shallow lakes is warming and the annual progression of summer is starting to affect the angling conditions across Lane County, which generally slow in the valley with the hot temperatures.

Trout planting is also pretty much over for the season, but there are exceptions. Alton Baker canal, Fall Creek, Leaburg Lake and Clear Lake will get a shot of fresh hatchery trout this week, as will the McKenzie River, which is scheduled to get several thousand hatchery trout this week and several more thousand all the way up to Labor Day.

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