Thursday, April 23, 2015
Thursday, April 2, 2015
This is what we've been waiting for all winter, a new storm to hit our area about every week or so. With the shot of rain that hit our area last week, the Sandy River jumped up which bought in a fresh slug of winter steel. As long as rain keeps hitting us, fishing should remain good right on through April. Late March through April is the time of season when there is good numbers of natives running around in the river. And with water temps climbing these big ole fish are getting awful grabby.
The Skwallas are starting to show on the Owyhee River. Fishing has been a little up and down so far. This is pretty normal early in the Skwalla hatch. It usually takes the bulk of the fish several days of seeing the Skwallas to fully lock in on them. The fishing should get better and better the more we get into April. On top of Skwallas cruising around there are still plenty of BWO's still hatching. No need to get up to early, the hatches haven't been coming off till noon or later.
The entire Lower Deschutes River will be open in less than a month. Mostly what goes on for the first three weeks or so is nymphing. But, by mid May is when the Deschutes is firing on all cylinders. That is when the mother of all hatches is starts to go. The all mighty Salmon Fly Hatch. On most years, it generally starts around the middle of May and goes through a small chunk of June. This is the hatch that everyone should fish at least once in their lifetime. But odds are if you fish it once you will continue to fish it year after year. There's a reason this is the most popular time of the season to be on the Deschutes.
Deschutes River Anglers