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

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