Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Chow Time

Owyhee River                                                      
The Skwallas Stone are starting to show up in good numbers on the Owyhee River right now. The hatch has by no means hit full swing yet, but should be there within the next couple of weeks. The fishing was good over the weekend, the fish were eating the skwallas a good chunk of the day. When the bite slowed up on the big bugs you just had to look around and you could find other fish eating some smaller bugs. There were a ton of midges flying around and at certain times of the day there was a great BWO hatch coming off. This is the time of year that the trout on the Owyhee River get fat and happy. Keep an eye on the flows sometime early to mid April is when they open the flood gates to get the canals up and running for the summer.

Deschutes River
Things are just starting to pick up on the Deschutes. If you enjoy nymphing the Deschutes is the place to be. The nymphing of late has been very good mainly on small flies. Around one-ish you should find a good looking eddy or riffle. If you're in the right area you will run into a good Blue Wing Olive hatch. The hatch is coming off pretty strong and should continue to get stronger with each passing week. The beauty of the Deschutes right now is that you will have it pretty much all to yourself.

Good Luck and Tight Lines

River Levels
Owyhee River: 32 cfs
Deschutes River: 5400 cfs

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Here they come

It's time to head for the Owyhee River the skwallas are starting to show up in good number. It's by no means in full swing but going plenty good. The skwallas showed up a bit earlier then normal this season due to the mild winter we are been having.

Remember this is not a real long hatch so get over there before it's to late

                                                        Good Luck and Tight Lines

Friday, March 2, 2012

Winter Love!

A buddy and I ended up near the coast a few days back and decided to swing a few flies through one of over favorite rivers. It was cold, rainy and very windy at times, and to top it off we were after the fish of a thousand casts the elusive steelhead. With the weather being so crazy I think most people decided to stay home and sit on their couch instead of going fishing. Lucky for us the fish were happy and biting and we hardly saw a sole the whole day. Just they we like it.