Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Deschutes River

The Steelhead season is now firing on all cylinders. We've been catching steelhead from the month of the river all the way up the Warm Springs. This means there isn't a bad place on the Lower 100 miles of the Deschutes to chase steel around. The lower river, below Maupin still has a good chunk of the fish. But the upper 40 miles hardly has anyone fishing it yet so your odds of catching some steelhead are as good or better then going down river.

We're back at it again tomorrow for three more days. I will try and shoot another report on Saturday.

If anyones gets a wild hair and needs a steelhead fix we have a week window open right in the middle of october.

Deschutes River Anglers

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Deschutes River

The steelhead are charging up the Deschutes River as we speak. A chunk of them are still down river of Sherars Falls. But in the past week a big slug of steelhead have jumped the falls and are making their way to the upper part of the river. Sooner than later there entire lower 100 miles of the Deschutes will have steelhead in it.

The conditions couldn't be better for the steelhead or for fishermen right now.  The water temps are all but perfect, the White River is as clear as a bell, the days are cooling and cloudy and the rainy weather is knocking on our doorstep.

The Rainbows aren't the only fish that eat dry flies on the Deschutes this time of season. This steelhead ate a skater aka dry fly on one of our most recent trips.

Redside Trout
With the summer dole drums behind us and fall setting in, the trout fishing continues to get better with each passing day. The riffles are still a good bet, but if it's dry fly fishing you are after, the back eddies are the place to be. Not only are there fish in a good chunk of the eddies right now some are stacked with fish.

Regardless if you are a steelheader or a trout bum, you better hit the water soon. The season is winding down way to quick. Don't let another season slip away without hitting the Deschutes.

Tight Lines

Deschutes River Anglers

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Steelhead Season

The Steelhead season is now in full swing. There are good numbers of fish coming over the dams and entering the Deschutes everyday. Until nine or ten days ago there was a thermo block on the Columbia River near Bonneville Dam which was slowing the steelhead down. Since then the days have cooled and with chilly nights the water temps have shaped up and the steelhead are on the move again. 

If trout is more your game, there's plenty of fishing left to be done before the end of the season. With fall approaching, so is the return of our most consistent fall hatch, the Blue Winged Olives. They tend to start hatching the latter part of September and go through a chunk of October. This is the last real hatch that we will see until the 2015 season.


Fly of the Month 
This has been an effective fly for us so far this steelhead season. It's a good one to have in your arsenal for a middle of the day fly when the sun is shinning bright.

The Owyhee River
The Owyhee River is alive and fishing. It is however, running on fumes. If it wasn't for a couple of big thunder showers that hit the area this summer the reservoir could of all but run dry. 
If you have the time and you like catching brown trout, it's time to head for the Owyhee. You name it and the fish are eating it. Small, medium and big bugs are whats on the menu right now. It's just a matter of what time of day you are fishing. The short and sweet of it is now is primetime on the O. There's less than two months left to fish the Owyhee. Usually by early to mid November a good chunck of the fish are starting to spawn and it's time to give them a break for awhile.