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Central & South Coast Reports

Charters out of Newport and Depoe Bay have had good days and great days this week. On Monday this week, for instance, the offshore bottom fish bite slowed, a sharp contrast to the easy ling cod and rockfish limits of the past weekend. Ocean crabbing is starting to improve. Ocean Chinook catches have been fairly…

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Central & Eastern Oregon

Water levels are below normal on the lower Deschutes although waders might enjoy exploring areas normally off limits to them at this time of year. Drift-boaters would be wise to use extra cautions in these conditions. With an early appearance of stoneflies this year, fishing has been fair to good although redsides have yet to…

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Central & South Coast Reports

Predictions regarding ocean conditions look good for a launch on Saturday, May 9th and fair for Sunday. Fishing is good so go if you get the chance. Central Oregon offshore fishing has been an on-and-ff proposition, dependent upon wind and wave conditions. Launched have been possible every couple of days for a while. When boats…

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Central & Eastern

Fishing for redsides on the lower Deschutes will improve in May with the spawn wrapped up for the year. Trout will start to feed with greater urgency in an effort to replenish themselves following spawning activity. Insects should be active as well with Mayfly and Caddis hatches taking place. A few Stoneflies have made an…

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Central & South Coast Reports

When charter boats have been able to get out of Depoe Bay to the fishing grounds, onboard anglers were treated to limits of rockfish, anxious to hit their offerings. Ling cod were a little off the bite but decent numbers were landed in the course of the day. Ocean crabbing remains slow as it has…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Report

Central & Eastern – Cold mornings on the lower Deschutes have delayed insect activity until a reasonably civilized time of day. There’s far more activity in the middle of the morning and even after lunch than at the crack of dawn and the fishing is more comfortable for the angler as well. Swinging nymphs has…

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Central and South Coast Fishing Reports

Central & South Coast Reports – Out of central Oregon ports, the rockfish bit is reported as excellent while results for ling cod have slowed somewhat. This is quite the opposite of offshore fishing reports from boats launching further south. For the first time since 2004, anglers will be able to RETAIN ONE CANARY ROCKFISH…

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Central & South Coast Fishing Reports for April 10th

In a change from recent reports, mid-coast charters tell us that lingcod catches have slowed while the rockfish bite has improved. In addition, there are some dandy groundfish being taken, most of which have been black rockfish. The limit remains seven rockfish per day, only three of which may be blues and one of which…

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Central & Eastern Fishing Reports for April 10th

Hood River will open for adipose fin-clipped chinook from April 15 through June 30 from the mouth to the East Fork, and the West Fork up to the deadline located 200 feet below Punchbowl Falls with a limit of two adults and five jacks per day, all of which must be fin-clipped. There’s lots of…

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Central & Eastern Oregon fishing report

Central & Eastern – Keep those Blue Winged Olive patterns handy for redsides on the lower Deschutes; that’ll be a primary pattern for at lease the next couple of weeks’ Pale Morning (and Evening) Duns will come into play but perhaps of most importance to fly fishers on the D, watch for Stoneflies and Salmonflies.…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing

Weather forecasts for Bend and the Deschutes River are extremely appealing for the coming weekend. Just check the regulations to be certain the stretch you’d like to fish is actually open. Speaking if Salmonflies (OK, you were thinking it), having sold over 600 passes a day in the Warm Springs to the Locked Gate (Segment…

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Central & Eastern Oregon

Deschutes Salmonflies usually hatch about a month after those on the McKenzie. With the first Big Bug on Mac already documented, could the Deschutes hatch be worthwhile in April rather than May? We’ll do our best to make that determination and let readers know. High-altitude lakes around Mt. Hood lake have been productive recently. Without…

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Central and Eastern Oregon

Fishing for redsides has been fair to good on the Deschutes with Blue-Winged Olives and Cased Caddis hatching. Midges will appear towards evenings. Expect to see Spring Stoneflies in a couple of weeks with March Browns following. Stoneflies will be in high gear come Memorial Day.  Fisheries managers have announced that the popular spring Chinook…

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