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
541-771-2288


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Deschutes Owyhee


Deschutes
Trout
When we get hot weather we can get some unbelievable caddis hatches, and man has it been hot here lately. When hot snaps hit us like we are having, it makes the caddis go nuts and tons of them all hatch at once. Because of this we are having some of the best dry fly fishing of the summer. As long as the hot weather continues to stick around we should have good hatches and good to great dry fly fishing.


Steelhead
Steelhead season coming at us fast. The steelhead numbers are starting to ramp up over the dams and the number are looking pretty good, especially compared to last year.

Owyhee
Trout
The fishing on the Owyhee has also been very good. Just like the Deschutes, because of the hot weather the hatches having been going bonkers. Fishing the riffles the flats, you name it they've all been good. The longer the hot weather stays with us the sooner we will be fishing hoppers and those can really get those brown trout going.



Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers

Monday, July 2, 2018

A river to your self


DESCHUTES RIVER
If you haven't got you trout fix yet, there's still plenty time. The trout fishing on the Deschutes should continue to fish good on through August. Even though we didn't get our usual snowpack this year, the Deschutes is flowing strong and will continue to do so through the rest of the season. With all the hot, hot weather we've been having the caddis hatches have been coming off like crazy. And to top it off the Deschutes is all but void of fishermen. So nows the time to hit the Deschutes.



Owyhee River 
Big bugs, big browns and a small desert stream. The Owyhee and it's hopper season is just around the corner. By mid August our terrestrial season is going strong and the browns are chomping about everything in sight. If you haven't fished this amazing river in eastern Oregon, don't miss out this year.


Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers
541-771-2288