Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Fresh Start





Deschutes River
Now that the Salmon Fly hatch is over the Deschutes is back normal. People are gone but the fish are still there and ready to play. The warmer weather that has been hitting us of late has already got the caddis hatch ramped up. Riffles are always a good bet but a lot of the fish are making their way to back eddies or slower moving water, aka smaller bug water. As long as the weather stays hot the caddis hatches should continue to be good. The Redside rainbows on the Deschutes are some of the strongest trout you will ever battle. Come give them a shot.



Owyhee River
We are just over 6 weeks away from things really heating up on the Owyhee River. Usually by mid August the hopper fishing on the "O" is in full swing. If you enjoy catching big brown trout on dry flies this is something you don't want to miss. We offer one, two or three day trips on this amazing river.




Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers
541-771-2288




Monday, June 11, 2018

End of one season start of another

The Salmonflies have come and gone. The number of anglers will begin to disperse into the flux of other summer activites. This means the Lower Deschutes River becomes quieter and the trout await more feasting opportunities. This time of year we begin to transition. Caddis become the main target and provide the angler more excellent opportunities at catching these robust redsides. June and July are hot sunny days in the canyon. Wet wading becomes an option. The magic hour of the sun setting in the canyon is special and trout fishing can be spectaclar. Both Multi-day and single day guided trips on the Lower Deschutes are offered. The camp stretch allows the angler 30 miles of river while having an outfitted camp to look forward to at the end of the day. Single day trips from Warm Springs to Trout Creek is another great option for the angler. 



The John Day River really starts to fish well for Smallmouth Bass. Water temperatures and flows are perfect for producive topwater bass fishing. Smallmouth bass are eager predators willing to pounce on any given opportunity. We love to fish topwater poppers or small streamer imititations. The John Day River is very unquie. No dams, no trains, no cars, the river is quiet and scenic. John Day River trips are well worth checking out if you haven't already. 


Owhyee River brown trout and summer steelhead are not far off! 


Tight Lines 

Cory Godell

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Salmon Flies

Deschutes River
The Bad News is the Salmon Flies are all but gone for another year. We probably have a week or so left of good dry fly fishing with the big bugs. The Good News is the Caddis and Mayflies are showing in good numbers and the fish are already keying in on them. The further we get into June, the stronger the Caddis hatches will get. More Good News, with the Salmon Flies on the way out the door so are the bulk of the people fishing the Deschutes. The short and simple of it is if you enjoy fishing a world class river, with some of the strongest trout around this is a great time to fish Deschutes.


Owyhee River
The Owyhee River, big browns and more big bug fishing is just a few short months away.



Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers