Monday, August 28, 2017

Big Browns, Rainbows or Steelhead

Owyhee
With each passing week the fishing seems to be getting better and better on the Owyhee. The closer we get to September the more the browns are hunting down the hoppers and beetles.



By no means are all of the fish locked in on the big bugs, but enough are to keep things exciting. The days they aren’t eating the big bugs, we are still getting good mid-day PMD hatches. The hatch usually shows up around 2:00 or 2:30pm. If you are lucky enough to have a thunderstorm pass through (like we did last Thursday) get ready cause that’s when the fish really go bonkers.


Deschutes
Trout
The trout fishing on the Deschutes has been very consistent for the past several weeks. Nymphing is the best bet to catch fish throughout most of the day. If it’s dry fly fishing you are after, make sure you are on the river the last hour or two of the day. That’s when things really light up. 


Steelhead
For a river that isn’t suppose to have many steelhead in it this summer, there are quite a few of them being caught right now. Even though the days are still hot the nights are cooling down and the water temps are on the drop.  Which is bringing in steady numbers of fish.




If you are wanting to hit the river with us this season give us a shout soon, we have just a few openings left.

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers


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