Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Fresh Start





Deschutes River
Now that the Salmon Fly hatch is over the Deschutes is back normal. People are gone but the fish are still there and ready to play. The warmer weather that has been hitting us of late has already got the caddis hatch ramped up. Riffles are always a good bet but a lot of the fish are making their way to back eddies or slower moving water, aka smaller bug water. As long as the weather stays hot the caddis hatches should continue to be good. The Redside rainbows on the Deschutes are some of the strongest trout you will ever battle. Come give them a shot.



Owyhee River
We are just over 6 weeks away from things really heating up on the Owyhee River. Usually by mid August the hopper fishing on the "O" is in full swing. If you enjoy catching big brown trout on dry flies this is something you don't want to miss. We offer one, two or three day trips on this amazing river.




Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers
541-771-2288




Monday, June 11, 2018

End of one season start of another

The Salmonflies have come and gone. The number of anglers will begin to disperse into the flux of other summer activites. This means the Lower Deschutes River becomes quieter and the trout await more feasting opportunities. This time of year we begin to transition. Caddis become the main target and provide the angler more excellent opportunities at catching these robust redsides. June and July are hot sunny days in the canyon. Wet wading becomes an option. The magic hour of the sun setting in the canyon is special and trout fishing can be spectaclar. Both Multi-day and single day guided trips on the Lower Deschutes are offered. The camp stretch allows the angler 30 miles of river while having an outfitted camp to look forward to at the end of the day. Single day trips from Warm Springs to Trout Creek is another great option for the angler. 



The John Day River really starts to fish well for Smallmouth Bass. Water temperatures and flows are perfect for producive topwater bass fishing. Smallmouth bass are eager predators willing to pounce on any given opportunity. We love to fish topwater poppers or small streamer imititations. The John Day River is very unquie. No dams, no trains, no cars, the river is quiet and scenic. John Day River trips are well worth checking out if you haven't already. 


Owhyee River brown trout and summer steelhead are not far off! 


Tight Lines 

Cory Godell

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Salmon Flies

Deschutes River
The Bad News is the Salmon Flies are all but gone for another year. We probably have a week or so left of good dry fly fishing with the big bugs. The Good News is the Caddis and Mayflies are showing in good numbers and the fish are already keying in on them. The further we get into June, the stronger the Caddis hatches will get. More Good News, with the Salmon Flies on the way out the door so are the bulk of the people fishing the Deschutes. The short and simple of it is if you enjoy fishing a world class river, with some of the strongest trout around this is a great time to fish Deschutes.


Owyhee River
The Owyhee River, big browns and more big bug fishing is just a few short months away.



Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers



Monday, May 7, 2018

Game Changer


Deschutes River
The amazingly nice weather we've been having has made for some nice days on the water, but the fishing of late has definitely been up and down due to the lack of bugs. But now the game is changing. The salmon flies are finally making their annual guest appearance which should get the trout ready to chow everything in sight. So if you like enjoy fishing big dries to eager fish this is your time. The salmon fly hatch usually only stick around for two or three weeks, so there is no time to wait.



Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Bugggggs

Deschutes 
The months of May and June are truly one of the best times for trout fishing; especially dry fly fishing. Bigger small, Salmonfllies, Mayflies, Caddis, and Green Drakes all come out to party for the next upcoming months. Weather can play a big role in dictating hatches. Warm overcast days are prime conditions for mayflies while hot sunny conditions improve caddis number. The Salmonfly hatch will happen any week now. There are already some reports of some big bugs making an appearance in the lower reaches of the Lower Deschutes downstream of Maupin. The forecast looks to be warmer for the next couple of weeks. With that said, it will only be a matter of time until the grassy banks are full of salmon flies. The salmon fly hatch typically will last a couple weeks. During the big hatch however, be prepared to have caddis and mayflies. As most people know, the Lower Deschutes water temperatures are warmer this day in age causing timing to be earlier than normal.



Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers

Thursday, April 12, 2018

April 22

DESCHUTES
Opening day on the Deschutes is only a few short days away. On April 22nd the entire 100 miles of the Lower Deschutes will be OPEN!!!



OWYHEE
The Skwala's on the Owyhee are starting to wind down. If we are lucky, the bugs will stick around for another week or so.  The fishing this spring on the Owyhee has been one of the more consistent springs we've had, with the exception of the weather mudding up the river for part of one day. This is the time of the month we need to watch the water levels. Usually around April 15th the damn raises the water level to help the farmers so they can start their irrigation. When this happens it tends to knock the fish loopy for a few days and fishing can be very tough.






Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Dry Fly Season Has Begun

Here's the short and simple of it. If you like fishing dry flies on small streams for brown trout, the Owyhee is the the place to be right now. The warm weather that hit us the past few days has really cranked up the Skwalla hatch. The skwalla hatch should have a week or so left until it's gone for another year. 



Don't forget trout season on the Lower Deschutes opens in just over 3 weeks. April 22nd is the lucky day this year. 

Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers