Thursday, February 7, 2019

Cold Snap


Because of the cold snap that hit us a few days back, fishing has slowed a bit. Weather this time of year definitely plays a major part in bug hatches. We are still catching fish, but whenever we get a two or more consecutive days of sunshine the bite should pick up. This can warm up the river a degree or two which can make all the difference to the fish and the bugs. 




Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers

Friday, January 25, 2019

A Day To Play

If you are more of a fair weather angler and prefer nice weather or are willing to hit the water regardless of the weather, this is going to be an amazing weekend to be on the water. The weather is predicted to be sunny and in the 50’s all around Central Oregon. I took advantage of this great weather and went to the river yesterday. Even though it’s January, it’s not all nymphing this time of year. I fished dry dropper for the bulk of the morning and that worked plenty good. Then around 12:30 the Blue Winged Olives started to show and the fish started to rise. Warm weather not only gets us up and moving, it get the bugs and fish more active when it warms the water temps up a few degrees. Fishing should be good for the next several days.



If this mild winter is any indication of the way the spring is going to be, the Salmon Fly Hatch will probably show up a bit earlier than normal. For anyone interested we have a few spots left for our Deschutes camp trips during the amazing Salmon Fly Hatch.

Tight Lines

Cory

Deschutes River Anglers

Thursday, December 13, 2018

One For The Road


This fish was a perfect end to a great season. We were able to hook into this steelhead on our last guided day of the season. There are still fish to be caught, but you must get your flies down to them. Water temps are cold and the fish aren’t willing to chase flies very far. Sink tips or even nymphs are your best bet late in the season. 



Don’t forget that a good chunk of the Lower Deschutes River will be shutting down for both trout and steelhead at the end of the Month. So if you haven’t got your fix yet, you had better do it soon. See ya all next season.

Happy Holidays

Cory

Deschutes River Anglers

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Still Catching

DESCHUTES
If you are a trout fisherman and don't mind some cooler temps it's definitely worth hitting the Deschutes. The trout fishing is still really good through a chunk of the day. Unlike steelheading there's no reason to get to the river for first light, the trout are  more active once the sun pokes out for a few hours. If you are nymphing, hold on tight there is a fighting chance you may run into a hungry steelhead.


We are still having to work to catch the steelhead, but the bite has picked up of late. With most people done fishing for the season and getting the majority of the spots sure doesn't hurt our cause.




OWYHEE
If you're one of the few people still fishing the Owyhee, watch your step. A lot of the browns are now SPAWNING. Anywhere there is shallow water, small gravel and a bit of current mixed in, there is a good chance there are fishing spawning or eggs buried in the gravel. So please keep your eyes open. 


Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers




Thursday, November 15, 2018

Winding Down

Deschutes 

The trout fishing is some of the best of the year. This is the time of season where you catch some of the biggest trout in the Deschutes. The big boys are eating everything that comes their way fattening up for the log winter.



Steelhead on the other hand are still playing a little hard to get. With the numbers of steelhead down this season, catching them has been challenging some days. Water temps have dipped recently due to the cold nights, so sink tips or nymphs seem to be the best bet.

Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Still Catching

Steelhead fishing has definitely been full of ups and downs this season. For one reason or another the amount of steelhead that came up the Columbia and all it’s tributaries are down this year, which has made things more challenging. But for those who are willing to put their time in there are still fish to be caught.


Even though the steelhead fishing has been a bit on the tricky side of things, the trout fishing has been really good if not great for the last several weeks. With the bulk of the people fishing for steelhead you get the majority of the prime trout spots. This time of season you can catch some of the biggest trout in the Deschutes. A lot of them are chowing everything in site fattening up for winter.  Riffles are your best bet most of the day, but watch the back eddies around 1:00. There are still the occasional mayflies hatching in the heat of the day. 



The trout and steelhead season is open through the end of the year so you still have time. 

Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Steelhead Time

It was a fun ride while it lasted on the Owyhee this summer. The hoppers seemed to come and go a bit faster than normal. This is probably do to the long hot, dry summer we've had. With that being said the browns still knew what they were and were definitely on the hunt for them. Even with hatches coming to an end quicker than normal the quality of the fish were the best I've seen in my 14 years fishing the Owyhee.


Now it's time to get serious and head back to the Deschutes full time and target steelhead. The number of steelhead have been slowly creeping up the past few weeks and with not to many people  fishing for them should make for a good fall.

Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers