Thursday, December 14, 2017

Going Going Almost Gone


It’s late, but the season isn’t over yet. There are still plenty of steelhead around and ready to be caught. Water temps are cold, so if you prefer swinging flies for steelhead you will definitely want to use sink tips. Getting down is the name of the game, this time of year



If you prefer trout that's a great option. The trout fishing is still amazingly good. Some days we are still getting fare mayfly hatches. If the bugs do make an appearance, its during the hottest part of the day which is usually between one and two in the afternoon. Before and after the hatch the best plan of attack is nymphing or some sort of dry dropper combo.

Don’t forget a lot of the river closes at the end of the year, so get out there before it’s to late.

Happy Holidays


Cory
Deschutes River Anglers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Gobble Gobble


Swinging floating lines and fishing small flies has come to an end for another season on the Deschutes. With short days and long nights the water temps have dropped like a rock in the last couple weeks. Now that water temps are below 50 degrees the steelhead have become more lethargic, which means you need to get down more into their realm. With that being said, you can still catch plenty of fish swinging sink tips or nymphing. 



If the steelhead fishings is slow string up your favorite 5wt. and cast for some trout. The trout fishing has been really good of late! The great thing about fishing for them this time of year is that you will probably be the only doing it, which means you will get pretty much every spot to yourself. There is just over a month left in the season of the 2017 season. 
See you on the river

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Steelhead Still Going Strong

Dry fly fishing isn't just for trout. When the water conditions are right and fish are grabby you can fish dry flies aka skaters for steelhead. With one exception of a week ago we have had a lot of both this season. And to make things better we've had the river pretty much to ourselves this fall. This skater fish was taken at camp just three days ago.


The Deschutes steelhead season is winding down so if you have hit the river yet better do it soon.

Tight Lines

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Steelhead

Steelhead fishing on the Deschutes remains goods and should remain so right on through November. Don’t be fooled, just because we don’t have as many steelhead kicking around this season as prior years, doesn’t mean fishing is no good. Due to the lower numbers of fish, the amount of people fishing for them are next to none. Getting to fish the majority of all the prime spots increases your odds of catching these elusive fish. We have just over a month left of our season. 



Don’t forget that the upper 36 miles of the Deschutes closes for trout at the end of the month.

Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Rainbows or Steelhead

October Trout
Trout fishing remains good so far this month. Just because October is here doesn’t mean that trout fishing is done. A lot of times late September and October can be some of the best trout fishing of the season; and so far this year is holding true to that. Lately we’ve had better than average caddis hatches, still the occasional mayfly hatch and the Jumbo October caddis are showing in big numbers. 


Steelhead

So far this steelhead fishing has been better than we had predicted. With fewer people fishing for them and the catch limit down from 3 fish to 1 fish this year, it has really played into our favor. Steelhead fishing should continue to be good right on through November.


Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Steelhead or Rainbows

Deschutes
Trout 
If you are still in need of a trout fix this is a great time to hit the Deschutes. Most of the people have switched gears and are now fishing for steelhead. So if you prefer trout you will have the bulk of the spots all to yourself. The trout have seen a ton of different fly patterns by this time of year, so this is a good time to be fishing attractor patterns. You will also want to have some bigger caddis dry flies and nymphs with you because the October Caddis are starting to show up in good numbers. Back eddies and riffles is where you want to spend most of your time.


Steelhead
The steelhead numbers on the Deschutes as well as the entire Columbia basin are definitely down this year. The good news is so are the amount of people fishing for them. The steelhead fishing so far has been pretty good due to the lack of fishermen.


Owyhee
We just finished up our last few days on the Owyhee. This summer was one of our best fishing seasons we’ve had on the Owyhee in several years. If you didn’t make it this season you don't want to miss out in 2018. We start trips on the Owyhee in mid March and go through most of April for the Skwala Stone fly hatch. Then we come back over again in August and September for the Hopper and Mayfly season.


Tight Lines



Thursday, September 14, 2017

Smoke Free Oregon


Owyhee
Eastern Oregon is one of the best places to be during the late summer and early fall. You get some amazing sunrises, people are thinning out, the fishing is as good now as it’s been all year, and the topper is that if you are tired of all the smoke in the air you can get away from it over there.



The Owyhee truly has it all right now.

If you like to fish dry dropper or nymphing, it’s a great time to be on the Owyhee. If prefer hunting big fish sipping small dries in slow moving water, you don’t want to miss this time of season. If you are the kind of person who enjoys throwing big flies for brown trout and the occasional rainbow, it’s time to pack your bags and head east. This is truly a great time to be on the river for all anglers.


Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers