Thursday, November 24, 2016

Still Going



Fall is by far my favorite time of the year to be on the Deschutes. There are still plenty of trout still willing to play, or you can fish for the ever elusive steelhead. When we hit the river yesterday we weren't sure if we wanted to fish for trout or steelhead. So we decided to string up a nymph rod and see what would bite. 



 We ended up landing several of really nice trout and one willie steelhead.


Seems like it was the right decision.


HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers 
541-771-2288 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

A Good Trade-Off

DESCHUTES
Yah it’s true, the number of steelhead in the Deschutes is definitely down this season. The good news is that the average size of the fish have been bigger than normal. This year we have seen a fair bit more two salt fish than normal. Sometimes less fish in the river isn’t always a bad thing. 


OWYHEE
It’s just about time to call it good for another season on the Owyhee. Sooner than later the big ole brown trout of the Owyhee will be spawning and that’s when it’s time give them a break and wrap it up until spring. The good thing March is just around the corner which means the Skwala stones aren’t far behind.

Tight Lines

Cory

Deschutes River Anglers

Thursday, September 15, 2016

On The Move

Deschutes 
For the past two or three weeks the steelhead fishing has definitely been up and down. The number of steelhead in the Deschutes seems to be a bit down, which is likely due to the hot, dry summer we’ve been having. However, with the cooler than average days and nights that are currently hitting us the water temps on the Deschutes are dropping and the steelhead are on the move again. There is a big slug of steelhead coming over The Dalles Dam (which is on the Columbia River) and a lot of them should be poking their noses into the Deschutes anytime. This should make for some exciting steelhead fishing for the next couple months.


Trout
If steelheading isn’t your game, our trout season is far from over. As of this year the entire Lower Deschutes is now open year around. 

Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers

541-771-2288

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Fish of a 1000 Casts, Sometimes


It’s a pretty easy game, cast it out there, maybe throw a mend in it and hold on!
It’s that easy. Sometimes. 




The fish of a 1000 casts. There are days you can't buy a bite and wonder if there's even a fish in the river. Then you hit that one magical day and you can do no wrong. The bite is on and you are hooking a steelhead every other spot. It’s a day you will never forget. Regardless if you are catching or just fishing for steelhead, it’s always a good time on the Deschutes. 

The steelhead fishing was good the first part of the month but has been up and down lately due to the hot weather. With the days starting to get shorter and and the temperature cooling down the fishing should pick back up. Primetime on the Deschutes, usually starts latter part of this month and carries right on through November.

If you are ready to go after some of these amazing fish give us a call.


If trout is more your game there's still time. There is still plenty of them around. With a few exceptions, the trout fishing this season has been some of the most consistent fishing we've had in a few years. Our caddis and mayfly hatches will continue right on through the middle of October. 



Tight Lines.

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers
541-771-2288


Fish of a 1000 Casts, Sometimes


It’s a pretty easy game, cast it out there, maybe throw a mend in it and hold on!
It’s that easy. Sometimes. 




The fish of a 1000 casts. There are days you can't buy a bite and wonder if there's even a fish in the river. Then you hit that one magical day and you can do no wrong. The bite is on and you are hooking a steelhead every other spot. It’s a day you will never forget. Regardless if you are catching or just fishing for steelhead, it’s always a good time on the Deschutes. 

The steelhead fishing was good the first part of the month but has been up and down lately due to the hot weather. With the days starting to get shorter and and the temperature cooling down the fishing should pick back up. Primetime on the Deschutes, usually starts latter part of this month and carries right on through November.

If you are ready to go after some of these amazing fish give us a call.


If trout is more your game there's still time. There is still plenty of them around. With a few exceptions, the trout fishing this season has been some of the most consistent fishing we've had in a few years. Our caddis and mayfly hatches will continue right on through the middle of October. 



Tight Lines.

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers
541-771-2288


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Steelhead season is here

Deschutes River
There are already some steel poking their heads into the Deschutes. There has already been a few caught up as far as Macks Canyon. But the bulk of them are still on there way so it's still a touch early to put the trout rods away and switch to steelhead. The steelhead fishing doesn't fully ramp up until mid august, but that's just a few weeks away. Once they are here we will target them right on through the end of the year.



Trout
If you're not a steelhead guy, there is still plenty of great trout fishing to be had on the Deschutes. Our trout season is going strong and will continue to do so right on through October. 



Owyhee (round two)
Timing is everything and that time is now. Our second round of big bugs is just about to start up. Every year our first major hatch on the Owyhee is the Skwala hatch which starts in March and goes through a chunk of April. After that for a couple months we fish some smaller caddis and mayflies. But now it's time to start fishing big dries again. So if you want to be on the front edge of our terrestrial season, it's time to head for the Owyhee. Go time starts in August.


Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers
 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Hot Weather = Good Caddis Hatches

DESCHUTES RIVER

We had another great salmon fly hatch on the Deschutes. Now that they are gone so are the bulk of the fisherman. But just because the salmon flies are gone doesn't mean the dry fly fishing is done on the Deschutes. Because of the hot weather that has been hitting us for the past several days, our caddis hatches have been going off like crazy. Fishing on the Deschutes continues right on through the bulk of the summer. 



Don't forget our steelhead season starts in just over a month.




Tight Lines


Cory
Deschutes River Anglers 


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Bad News, Good News

Deschutes 
It's been another great salmon fly hatch but the bad news is that we are now on the last leg of it. So if you want to fish the big bugs you had better get here in the next week. Otherwise you will have to wait till the 2017 season.


The good news is with this crazy hot weather that's hitting us right now the caddis hatch is already cranking up. The even better news is that with the salmon fly hatch winding down the amount of people fishing the Deschutes is dwindling every day. So if you like stalking rainbow trout, sipping dries in back eddies or along soft moving banks your time is now.

Owyhee 
If you wanted to fish the Salmon Fly Hatch on the Deschutes but wasn't able to make it, don't worry. Once August and September hit big dry fly season for the browns starts on the Owyhee.


Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers
541-771-2288

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Salmon Flies

Deschutes River
Trout
The Salmon fly hatch is starting to ramp up. The bugs are scattered throughout the entire lower Deschutes River. But we are still several days before primetime kicks in. Do to the better than average winter we just had, it should help keep our salmon flies around longer and the fishing should be good through a chunk of June this year.


Steelhead
It's never to early to start thinking about steelhead. We are under three months away from the start of another steelhead season. The steelhead usually start showing up in good numbers on the Deschutes starting around the first part of August. Once they show up, the steelhead fishing can fish good right on through November.




Owyhee River
Even though the big dries are done on the Owyhee right now doesn't mean there done for the year. Come August through most of September is when we get to fish big hoppers and beetles. So if you like fishing big dries on a small river for brown trout, give us a shout. We have limited openings that time year.

We offer one day trips and over night camp trips.



Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers
541-771-2288

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Guess Who's Here

Deschutes River

Salmon Flies and Golden Stones
That’s right, it’s that time of year again. The Stone Fly hatch is already ramping up. The warm weather we’ve been having, has got the big bugs excited and a lot of them are on the move and heading for dry land. 



















                                 We've already seen a few bugs up as far as the Trout Creek area and there are good numbers showing up around Maupin. Some fish are already locked in and gobbling them. But the bulk of the trout aren't fully keyed in on the Salmon Flies yet. It's just a matter of time.

It's still a few weeks before things really go bonkers.


Tight Lines

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Tis the Season

Owyhee River
Tis the season for change on the Owyhee. The fishing has slowed due to the change of water levels. The first part of last week the Bureau of Rec. (AKA the irrigation people) started to raise the river which tends to knock the fish loopy for few days while they look for new homes. The river level went from a whopping 14 cfs which is low but normal for the time of year, up to just over 180 cfs in the past week. They raise the river every year sometime around now to provide more water for the local farmers. Now that the levels have stabilized for the past four days, the bite is starting to get better everyday. The level that the Owyhee is at now should be where it stays most of the summer.    


Deschutes River
Primetime on the Deschutes is just around the corner. With the return of the amazing weather starting this coming Sunday, primetime fishing will be here before we know it. Lately on the Deschutes we have had some good March Brown hatches and they should continue to get better everyday. Right now you can all but have the Deschutes to yourself and have a good chance of having some great dry fly action.

SALMON FLY
Don’t forget our biggest, baddest hatch on the Deschutes will be starting up in the next 3 to 4 weeks. It's the almighty Salmon Fly hatch. The bugs are giant and the fish are hungry, so don't miss it out on this amazing time on the Deschutes. 

If anyone is interested, I have one last two or three day window open for the Salmon Fly hatch. The available days are May 29-31, which is the tail end of Memorial weekend. These should be prime dates for the salmon flies this season due to the bigger winter we had. Plus these dates should dodge a lot of the weekend warriors and people fishing during the holiday weekend since we can takeout on a Tuesday. Other than these three days we have just a couple one day openings. If you have any questions or are interested let me know ASAP.  It's first come first serve.

Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers
541-771-2288

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Switching Gears


Just finished up my last day of winter steelheading for another season. Decide to take the week off from guiding and ODFW to hang with the kids over spring break and do a little fishing myself. Starting next week we are switching gears and heading for the Owyhee for some dry fly brown trout action. The dry fly fishing has already started on the Owyhee. Off and on for the past couple of weeks there has been some good Blue Wing Olive hatches. The BWO's have been showing up most days around 1 o'clock in the afternoon and on overcast days the hatches have been at their best.

                                                             
Deschutes River
SALMON FLY                                                                                                                                               
Our biggest, baddest and most popular hatch on the Deschutes will be starting up in about six weeks. It's the almighty Salmon Fly hatch. The bugs are giant and the fish are hungry, so don't miss it out on this amazing time on the Deschutes

If anyone is interested, I have one last two or three day window open for the Salmon Fly hatch. The available days are the last three days of May, which is the tail end of Memorial weekend (Sunday-Tuesday). This should be a good if not great time for the hatch this season due to the bigger winter we are having. It will also be a good time to dodge a lot of the people fishing during the holiday weekend since we can takeout on a Tuesday. If you have any questions or If you are interested let me know ASAP, It's first come first serve.



                                           

Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers
541-771-2288 
corygodell@gmail.com

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Off to a Good Start

Trout season is off to a good start. My two favorite clients and I made our way down to our local sportsman show. While we were there they both hooked into a some nice trout. Now it's time to head back to the river.


Winter Steel
So far we've been lucky. With the storms hitting our area, the Sandy River is holding strong. The river level has definitely been going up and down, but with the low freezing level it hasn't blown out  in the last several weeks. With water levels going up and down, it has made for a steady stream of steelhead coming into the Sandy. There isn't much time left so if you want a chance to catch a winter steelhead on a fly, you better get here soon. We are generally done fishing the Sandy by Early April and won't start up again until sometime in December.



Owyhee River
Dry fly season is now amongst us. Blue Wings have begun hatching on the Owyhee. Depending on the year, usually by late March, the Skwalas start showing and that's when the fishing really starts to heat up. Then by the first week in April the hatch is usually in full swing and it will carry right on through most of the month. I will be heading that way for my first Skwala trip of the season in just about three weeks.


We still have a couple open days for anyone interested in catching brown trout on big dry flies.


Deschutes River
Now that the Deschutes trout season is open year round, it's been nice to get some bonus days on the river. March is the time of season that hatches start heating up on the Deschutes. Of late there's been some good Blue Wing Olive hatches coming off around one o'clock. In another few weeks the March Browns will start showing. This can be an amazing time to be on the river. If you hit the hatch right, you may have one of the best dry fly sessions you will ever have.



Don't forget, Salmon Fly season is closing in on us quick. So if you like hucking big dries along grassy banks or under trees and watching them getting engulfed by big rainbows, you had better get a hold of us soon. Salmon Flies usually start showing up around the end of the second week of May and go through first week or so of June.

Skwala vs. Salmon fly
Skwalas and Salmon Flies are both big ole dry flies. And as you might guess trout love them both. The real question is do you want to fish Skwalas on a small river (Owyhee) for brown trout or Salmon Flies on a bigger river for rainbow. Which ever you prefer let us know soon.



Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers
541-771-2288

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

New and exciting changes for the Deschutes River

New and exciting changes for the Deschutes River
It’s a new year and with the new year comes change. The new and exciting thing in our neck of the woods, is as of January 1st of this year the entire lower Deschutes is now open to fishing year-around. So for those of you who want to get a jump on the season (or just want to see what it’s like to have the entire river all to yourself) you don’t have to wait till late April to start fishing the Lower Deschutes.



Owyhee Skwallas and Deschutes Salmon Fly
If you enjoy fishing big dry flies for trout, we’ve got a couple great options for you. The first option starts on the Owyhee River (a little stream in far eastern Oregon).  In just over a month until about the end of April we will be fishing for big brown trout with skwallas. The Skwalla hatch on the Owyhee is on our first major hatch and probably one of our most exciting hatches of the season. The Owyhee River is know for being Oregon’s best brown trout fishery. This is a perfect hatch to start off your 2016 trout season.



Option 2 is the Salmon fly hatch on the world famous Deschutes River. This hatch typically starts around the middle of May and goes through the first week or so of June. This is the time of year where you will see rainbow trout do some crazy things to get a big snack floating on the surface.

Days are limited for both the skwalla and salmon fly hatches so call today to one up your trip.

Tight Lines

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Winter Steelhead

Sandy River Steelhead


Let’s get right to the point…With the steady rain we’ve been getting it has made for some of the best, most consistent winter steelhead fishing that we’ve had in the past several years. The rain has brought the river levels up, but with that it has also brought in a steady stream of fish.  The nice thing about the higher water levels is that it pushes the fish closer to the shore which in turn creates the opportunity for shorter casts that need to be made.  As long as we keep getting the rain, the steelhead should keep running up the river and the fishing should continue to be awesome!  I wouldn't waste any time getting to the Sandy River because the fishing is HOT right now.


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Tons of options


Winter Steelhead
Through a chunk of December the winter steelhead fishing was all in all good. For the past 10 days or so fishing has slowed due to the lack of rain and low freezing levels. This has made the river crystal clear and water levels to drop a bit on the low side. But just in the past couple of days the freezing level has slowly started to creep  up and by the end of the week the weatherman is calling for rain, which should raise the water levels and bring in some new fresh fish.




Owyhee River
If you like fishing big dry flies for brown trout on small streams, get ready! We are just over two months away from one of the best hatches of the year on the Owyhee. The Skwalla Hatch. For those of you unfamiliar with Skwallas, they are a stonefly about an inch long that hatches in March and April. This is a big dry fly especially that early in the season. We have limited openings so contact us soon if you're interested in fishing the Owyhee.



Deschutes River
As of January 1st, 2016, the entire Lower Deschutes River is now open year-round for trout. So if you're getting the itch to do some early season rainbow trout fishing, the Deschutes is the place. Starting mid-February through March the Deschutes has some good midday Blue Wing Olive hatches, on top of  some of the best nymphing of the year. Then Starting Late March or early April, the March Brown Mayflies show up which can really get things going on the Deschutes.

The 2016 fishing season has begun and it's never too early to line up a day on the water. Give us a call if we can help you out.

Tight Lines,
Cory Godell
541-771-2288
www.deschutesriveranglers.com