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

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Rainbows, Steelhead and Browns

Deschutes River
If you are a trout fisherman, this is a good time to be on the Deschutes. Minus the occasional rafter floating by you will have the majority of the upper 50 miles of the river to yourself. Most days we are still getting caddis hatches, which should continue through most of August.        


Steelhead season is now here! If you’ve got the steelhead bug, it’s time to dig out your spey rods and head for the Deschutes. The bulk of the steelhead are still on their way.  However, some have already been caught off and on for the past couple of weeks.  You will wan’t to focus your efforts on the lower stretches of the Deschutes. As soon as the nights start cooling down the water temps will start dropping and it will drag more steelhead out of the Columbia River into the Deschutes. 

Owyhee
The PMD hatch is still coming off in the afternoons and some days will carry on into the evening. The hatches seem to be coming off stronger the further you are up river.



Tight Lines 

Cory

Deschutes River Anglers

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Seasons are Changing

It's time to put away the Stimulators and Chubby Chernobyls and dig out your Elk Hair Caddis and Parachute Adams. The Salmon Fly hatch is now gone for another year. The good news, is that with the big bugs gone so are the masses of the people who fish the Deschutes.


 
A lot of the trout are already making the move from the faster moving water to the slower water so they can feast on the caddis and mayflies that are already hatching. If you enjoy targeting trout sipping dries along the banks, under trees and in back eddies, now is the time for you to hit the Deschutes. Our caddis season will carry right on through July.

This time of season is as much hunting trout as it is fishing for them.

Tight Lines


Cory
Deschutes River Anglers


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Still Going

DESCHUTES
The Salmon Fly hatch is still cranking on the Deschutes. This is the latest the big bugs have stuck around these parts since the 2009 season. The amazing thing is that
\ they are still here but the bulk of the people are all but gone. We've probably got a good week to 10 days left of good dry fly fishing with the salmon.


Next up on the Deschutes is our caddis and mayfly season. If you like head hunting for rising trout in back eddies and slow moving banks this is your time of season. 

OWYHEE
We haven't been able to get over and check out the Owyhee yet, but it is now fishable for the first time in over four months. It had some incredible water levels that ripped through it this winter. If there was ever a year to come check it out this would be the one. 



Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers