Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Steelhead Are Here

Deschutes 

Steelhead
In the past week there has been a good slug of fresh shiny steelhead that has shot up on the Deschutes. Hopefully this is a good sign of whats to come. According to the weatherman, temperatures are going to cool down starting next week and there’s even a slight chance of rain. This should drop water temps on the Deschutes and drag more steelhead into the river.



Trout

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

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Rainbows, Steelhead and Browns

Deschutes River
If you are a trout fisherman, this is a good time to be on the Deschutes. Minus the occasional rafter floating by you will have the majority of the upper 50 miles of the river to yourself. Most days we are still getting caddis hatches, which should continue through most of August.        


Steelhead season is now here! If you’ve got the steelhead bug, it’s time to dig out your spey rods and head for the Deschutes. The bulk of the steelhead are still on their way.  However, some have already been caught off and on for the past couple of weeks.  You will wan’t to focus your efforts on the lower stretches of the Deschutes. As soon as the nights start cooling down the water temps will start dropping and it will drag more steelhead out of the Columbia River into the Deschutes. 

Owyhee
The PMD hatch is still coming off in the afternoons and some days will carry on into the evening. The hatches seem to be coming off stronger the further you are up river.



Tight Lines 

Cory

Deschutes River Anglers

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

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Crazy Start

Deschutes River
Hello All!

Sorry for the lack of reports. Hitting the river so far this year has been a bit trickier than normal due to the all the snow and crazy weather we've been having. But with the few nicer days we've had lately, we did manage to get out and fish for a couple hours. Fishing is by no means red hot yet, but we managed to stumble into a few fish on dry flies. As soon as we get a few more warm sunny days the fishing should get good real quick.


Our Salmon Fly season is filling quick but we do still have a couple of openings left for our overnight trips.


ODFW
Its been one heck of a start with ODFW this year. This is my 12th year with fish and wildlife working with steelhead on Trout Creek, and I can't remember Trout Creek ever being this crazy to start a season. The amount of water that has been flowing down the Creek has been pretty incredible.


Owyhee River
T-Minus 6 weeks (and counting), until we head for the Owyhee. Usually by the third week in March, we start seeing the Skwala Stone Flies.  If there's a better river to start your dry fly season off each year, I haven't found it.



Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers
541-771-2288

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Here Fishy Fishy

Here Fishy Fishy

I want to thank everyone who fished with us in 2016. And for those of you who weren’t able to make in out to the Deschutes or the Owyhee with us last year we hope to see this year. 

With all the snow we've been getting here in Oregon for the past month and a half, we've been hitting the slopes more than the river. But if you are like me, now that the holidays are over, you're starting to get fish on the brain. Our winter steelhead season is just about to  kick in. The early steelhead that show up in our area tend to be very aggressive and is a great way to start off the new year. Then before you know it, it's brown trout time on the Owyhee. The Skwala stone flies usually start showing up the latter part of March and continue for three to four weeks. This can be some exciting early season dry fly fishing. If you're not familiar with the Owyhee it is a small walk and wade river full of big brown trout. And it is a great place to start your 2017 trout season.





Then come April 22nd, the entire Lower Deschutes opens for another year. For the first couple weeks there isn't much dry fly action, but can be some of the best nymphing of the year. But come the second week in May the Salmon Flies generally start showing and then things really get going on the D.

Once August hits, it's time to start changing gears and head down river and start hunting for Chrome. From that point on we will be fishing for both trout and steelhead right on through November.






**FYI Anyone still using corygodell@juno.com to get ahold of me will want to change to corygodell@gmail.com. I’m about to close the juno account account. Thanks!

Hope to see you on the river in 2017

Happy New Year and Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers

541-771-2288
corygodell@gmail.com