Thursday, November 29, 2018

Still Catching

DESCHUTES
If you are a trout fisherman and don't mind some cooler temps it's definitely worth hitting the Deschutes. The trout fishing is still really good through a chunk of the day. Unlike steelheading there's no reason to get to the river for first light, the trout are  more active once the sun pokes out for a few hours. If you are nymphing, hold on tight there is a fighting chance you may run into a hungry steelhead.


We are still having to work to catch the steelhead, but the bite has picked up of late. With most people done fishing for the season and getting the majority of the spots sure doesn't hurt our cause.




OWYHEE
If you're one of the few people still fishing the Owyhee, watch your step. A lot of the browns are now SPAWNING. Anywhere there is shallow water, small gravel and a bit of current mixed in, there is a good chance there are fishing spawning or eggs buried in the gravel. So please keep your eyes open. 


Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers




Thursday, November 15, 2018

Winding Down

Deschutes 

The trout fishing is some of the best of the year. This is the time of season where you catch some of the biggest trout in the Deschutes. The big boys are eating everything that comes their way fattening up for the log winter.



Steelhead on the other hand are still playing a little hard to get. With the numbers of steelhead down this season, catching them has been challenging some days. Water temps have dipped recently due to the cold nights, so sink tips or nymphs seem to be the best bet.

Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Still Catching

Steelhead fishing has definitely been full of ups and downs this season. For one reason or another the amount of steelhead that came up the Columbia and all it’s tributaries are down this year, which has made things more challenging. But for those who are willing to put their time in there are still fish to be caught.


Even though the steelhead fishing has been a bit on the tricky side of things, the trout fishing has been really good if not great for the last several weeks. With the bulk of the people fishing for steelhead you get the majority of the prime trout spots. This time of season you can catch some of the biggest trout in the Deschutes. A lot of them are chowing everything in site fattening up for winter.  Riffles are your best bet most of the day, but watch the back eddies around 1:00. There are still the occasional mayflies hatching in the heat of the day. 



The trout and steelhead season is open through the end of the year so you still have time. 

Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers