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


Monday, August 28, 2017

Big Browns, Rainbows or Steelhead

Owyhee
With each passing week the fishing seems to be getting better and better on the Owyhee. The closer we get to September the more the browns are hunting down the hoppers and beetles.



By no means are all of the fish locked in on the big bugs, but enough are to keep things exciting. The days they aren’t eating the big bugs, we are still getting good mid-day PMD hatches. The hatch usually shows up around 2:00 or 2:30pm. If you are lucky enough to have a thunderstorm pass through (like we did last Thursday) get ready cause that’s when the fish really go bonkers.


Deschutes
Trout
The trout fishing on the Deschutes has been very consistent for the past several weeks. Nymphing is the best bet to catch fish throughout most of the day. If it’s dry fly fishing you are after, make sure you are on the river the last hour or two of the day. That’s when things really light up. 


Steelhead
For a river that isn’t suppose to have many steelhead in it this summer, there are quite a few of them being caught right now. Even though the days are still hot the nights are cooling down and the water temps are on the drop.  Which is bringing in steady numbers of fish.




If you are wanting to hit the river with us this season give us a shout soon, we have just a few openings left.

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Steelhead Are Here

Deschutes 

Steelhead
In the past week there has been a good slug of fresh shiny steelhead that has shot up on the Deschutes. Hopefully this is a good sign of whats to come. According to the weatherman, temperatures are going to cool down starting next week and there’s even a slight chance of rain. This should drop water temps on the Deschutes and drag more steelhead into the river.



Trout

If trout is more your game there's still time. There is still plenty of them around. With a few exceptions, the trout fishing this season has been some of the most consistent fishing we've had in a few years. Our caddis and mayfly hatches will continue right on through the middle of October. 




Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers