Great place to stay and fish......
We decided to turn the trip to Eugene for our daughter's UoO graduation into a riverside 3-day weekend. The cabin is very, very well trimmed and the furnishings are clean and modern. It has a balanced feel of a Los Angeles hillside home with a riverside cabin, made special with wood and tin treatments, and lots of glass overlooking the river. I enjoyed fishing via the covered downstairs concrete deck.....while my wife and daughter's godmother enjoyed the deck and reading. My report: I was catching and releasing, using a slinky weight to bottom-bounce the rocks and a single fake pink salmon egg in the mornings and yellow in the afternoon. The fish stack up down river and along the bank. Cast out and let the current take the line straight into them...under the shade tree. In 9 hours over 2 days I caught and released 15. They are all hatchery fish, clipped adipose fin... fun! On my last night, just before dark..I had another trout on the line...as it got within 10' of where I unhook them...the line slammed hard (like something big ate the trout). Up popped a river otter with the fish, he barked at me and disappeared...stole it right off the hook. 1st time for me....so cool... We will be back!

June 2016
Small space living on the McKenzie River
Small space living on the McKenzie River
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