Millers River Fisherman’s Association Updates

Looking back at last year’s posts we had lack of rain, this year it is 180 degree in weather!

What a rainy summer it has been.  I don’t know about you but I still haven’t been out on the river fishing this year to fish at night.

I know it has been a while since I have added any new material to the blog.

I wanted to show that some lucky people have been out fishing and doing great. Here is an email that was sent to us by someone who has benefited from our stockings.

Hello Peter,
I am very pleased to have discovered the finest fishing spot I have ever been to in my life.  My son (11) and I decided to hike Bears Den with our fishing poles to fish some remote parts of the Millers.  It turned out to be one of the most exciting days of fishing we have ever had.  My son caught the biggest rainbow trout he had ever seen (17″ about 1.5 lbs.  tagged A-71).  I was so happy to see the thrill on his face!  I then caught the most beautiful rainbow of my life at about (21″ about 2+ lbs.  tagged A-200).  From the information on the tags I was able to find your organization’s web site.  I have immediately donated $20 through paypal and would like to become a member to support your worthy cause.


Thank you for your work,


Now if anyone else has had some great days, please let us know we would love to publish your success


Tight Lines 🙂

Exploring The Millers River – MacKenzie’s Pool and Shon’s Bend

If you are anything like me this time of the year cabin fever is starting to set in.
With such record high temps for winter and lack of snow it is time to start exploring the
Millers River and see how what is going on.

Tuesday along with a good friend of mine we went down to MacKenzies Pool and Shon’s Bend.

Keep in mind many of hot spots on the Millers River over time have accumulated multiple names over the years depending on who you discuss this with may vary.

But the majority of the local fishermen that have lived all there lives near the Miller’s River agree with the names we will be covering in this blog.

If you want to know more about them and all the easiest access points go to

Millers River Flyfishing Hot Spots Guide

and become a member of our group and order the Millers River Flyfishing Hot Spot Guide for the most detailed fly fishing info source. As a Member, you will receive in-depth references to MAPS and DETAILS for fly fishing the Millers River.

In the pictures below we are going to cover 2 hot spots that receive very little fishing pressure. The fishing pressure is not because of access but because not many fly fishermen know the easy access points to many under fished Hot Spots the Millers River has to offer.

This is located not very far below the famous Bears Den that receives a tremendous amount of pressure because of all the publicity it receives.

Trout move up and down rivers all the time from studies done and this is one of those areas they will travel too. Many of these fish in this stretch of the Millers River will rarely see any fly fishermen.

Keep in mind this is still catch and release water, so the same rules that apply to the Bears Den apply here.


This is MacKenzies Pool, Millers River looking upstream towards Bears Den

MacKenzies Pool, Millers River Looking Up Stream Towards Bears Den

MacKenzies Pool, Millers River Looking Tail Of Pool Above Island

MacKenzies Pool, Millers River Looking Tail Of Pool

Side Channel, Island dividing Millers River Bottom of Mackenzies Pool

Side Channel Divides Millers River Bottom Of MacKenzie's Pool

Looking below Island of MacKenzie’s Pool on the Millers RiverMacKenzie's Pool, Millers River Below Island

Shon’s Bend, Millers River Looking Down Stream

As you can see on trees all the pools are marked courtesy of MRFA

Shon's Bend, Millers River Looking Down Stream

Shon’s Bend Below Sign

Shon's Bend, Millers River Below Sign

Millers River Above Shon’s Bend

Millers River Above Shon's Bend

Pete Mallet, President of the Millers River Fishermen’s Association standing on Scott’s Rock located at MacKenzie’s Pool

Pete Mallet On Scott's Rock, MacKenzies Pool, Millers River

This is great spot to fish considering it is below the famous Bear’s Den which receives a very healthy stocking of Brown Trout. This area unless you know about it is hardly ever fished.

The trout migrate to places like this many times away from the pressure of the crowds.

Access to this is easy if you know how to get there. Another reason to consider getting our

Millers River Flyfishing Hot Spots Guide

In addition all monies the Millers River Fishermen’s Association receives goes to a good cause of buying trout to stock the Millers River.

We want to bring back the Millers River to Blue Ribbon Status it was many many years ago. So join our group, learn and get to see it through the eyes of the veteran fishermen who have known it all their lives. 🙂