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


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Cool Nights=More Steelhead

Deschutes River
Steelhead
Steelhead season is here and going strong. For late August there are a good number of fish in the river, and the good news is bulk of the steelhead are still on their way. With the nights cooling down water temps are dropping which should start bringing in more and more fish into the Deschutes. We have been catching the occasional steelhead up river but you will wan’t to focus your efforts on the lower stretches of the Deschutes. Down river of Maupin is still the best bet. 



Trout 
If you are still in need of a trout fix this is a great time to hit the Deschutes. Most of the people fishing the Deschutes have switched gears and are now fishing for steelhead. So if you prefer trout you should have the bulk of the spots all to yourself. The trout have seen a lot of different fly patterns by this time of yearso 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. The October Caddis should start to show up in anytime. Back eddies and riffles is where you want to spend most of your time.

Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers

Monday, August 20, 2018

What's Your Pleasure

This time of season there are truly tons of great fishing options to be had. If rainbow trout is what you prefer, the Deschutes is fishing very good. During the heat of the day nymphing is the best way to catch Deschutes Redsides. But by no means is it the only way. If you know where to look there are still plenty of dry fly opportunities out there. 


If you enjoy catching brown trout with a smorgasborg of different techniques, then pack your bags and head to the Owyhee. Right now on the Owyhee River there are terrestrials, PMD's , lots and lots of midges, and the occasional caddis buzzing around. It's not a question of are there any bugs around, but which ones should you fish. There's a reason these brown trout grow so big in such a small river.



Last but not least, the almighty steelhead. They are showing up in good numbers on the Lower Deschutes. Steelhead fishing has seen ups and downs so far.  Fortunately, quite a few more ups than downs. Right now there is a thermal block at the mouth of the Deschutes which is slowing the steelhead up a bit. But with cooler days lately the thermal block should disappear real soon and when it does the flood gates will open and there should be gobs of steelhead shooting up the Deschutes. 


No matter your pleasure, it is a pretty amazing time to be fishing Central and Eastern Oregon right now.


Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers
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