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

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Better Late Than Never

Due to Old Man Winter the Salmon Fly hatch on the Deschutes is running a couple weeks late this season. With the huge winter we had and the cooler than normal temps lately the bugs are just starting to show up. This has made fishing a bit tougher than normal for the time of season. But it will surely make for some amazing dry fly action in late May and well into June. So if you have a few vacation days saved up pack your bags and start heading this direction.  Things are just about to get real good.




Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Opening Day

Deschutes River
It’s that time of year again. As of Saturday all 100 miles of the Lower Deschutes will be open for business. The sections that have already been open have been fishing good despite the higher water we’ve had this spring. Out of the dams the flows have dropped to around 6200 cfs in the past week, which has opened up several more spots. Most days starting with a big stone fly nymph, trailed by your favorite attractor pattern is your best bet. Then around 1:00pm start watching for fish rising in back eddies or riffles. Most days we have been seeing good March Brown hatches, especially on the cloudy days. 


Don’t forget, the start of the salmon fly hatch is just a few short weeks away. The great thing about the big winter we’ve had is that it will most definitely extend the length of the salmon fly hatch this season well into June. The longer the big bugs are around the better in my opinion.

We have just a couple openings left for day trips and one slot left for an over night trip during the salmon fly hatch. So if you don’t want to miss out on the mother of all hatches give a call soon.


Tight Lines


Cory
Deschutes River Anglers
541-771-2288 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Big Day

Deschutes River
It’s that time of the year again. April 22nd is opening day on the Lower Deschutes. If you enjoy nymphing for trout you do not want to miss the first couple of weeks of the season. The fish should be good and hungry and a bit on the dumb side of things since they haven't been fished for in months. On top of what should be some great nymphing you should also run into some dry fly action in the middle of the day. Usually during the heat of the day there is some good Mayfly hatches still coming off. Somewhere around the third week of May is when our big bugs start to show, the infamous salmon fly hatch. Because of the big winter we've had, it should extend the salmon fly hatch well into June this year.



Fish and Wildlife
We’ve had some big and exciting high water this spring on Trout Creek. With all the water that has been running down the creek it has made it a bit trickier than normal to locate the steelhead and their redds. Trout Creek is the main steelhead spawning tributary of the Deschutes. The great news is with the creek running big it will no doubt help the juvenile and adult steelhead for years to come.




Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers
541-771-2288



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Water Water and More Water

Owyhee River
Looks like mother nature won this round. In a matter of two years we went from things being as dry as we've ever seen to this year we have more water than we know what to due with. Due to all the snow and rain she has given us this winter it has made the Owyhee huge and unfishable for our skwala hatch this spring. Last year at this time the Owyhee was flowing a whopping 22 cfs, (cubic feet per second) which is pretty normal for the time of year. As of this morning the Owyhee River is flowing 2500 cfs and with the reservoir as full as it is right now I don't see the river dropping anytime soon. The good news is that all this water should do nothing but help the Owyhee and it's fish this summer. 


Deschutes River
The Deschutes is no exception, it is just like the majority of the rivers in Oregon and is running big. Fortunately we have a month and a half for the big flows to simmer down. The salmon fly hatch is our first major hatch of the season and the nice thing about them is you can fish those bugs at just about any flow. When the big bugs show up the fish are usually hungry and ready to play. 

Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Spring Time !!

Spring is starting early this year. With the snow pack bigger than we’ve seen in years, temps warmer than average for mid March and rain added to the mix, most of the rivers in Oregon are getting bigger by the second. The bad news is from the looks of things, the Owyhee and it’s Skwala hatch is going the way of the Dodo this season. Because of all the water that is running into to the Owyhee Reservoir it is making it un-fishable below the Damn. We’ve been needing this water for a long time and it will definitely help us down the road, but right now it isn’t doing us any favors. The good news is that with the snow melting right now there is less chance of any funny business during the Salmon Fly Hatch on the Deschutes. If anyone is interested in fishing one of the most amazing dry fly hatches for trout we still have a couple day open for either single day trips or an  overnight trip



See you on the river

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers

541-771-2288