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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Report

Wallowa Lake Giving Up Lots of Kokanee, the Salmon Fly Hatch is ON! From our friend Tim Moran: Deschutes River – the salmon flies were being keyed on this week after the river cleared somewhat. Fishing was best from Warm Springs to below S. Junction.  Metolius River – Green Drakes and Yellow Sallies were all…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports

This report just in from Tim, sent to us on the morning of 5/29 Central Oregon Trout and Kokanee Opportunities Abound Avid angler Tim Moran reports: Wickiup Reservoir – Kokanee fishing was on and off and on last week.  We couldn’t find a consistent depth or time but the weather was a bit unstable so that…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Report

Central Oregon Trout and Kokanee Opportunities Abound Avid angler Tim Moran reports: Fishing was very good last weekend east of the Cascades and all signs point to great fishing and good to great weather this weekend!  Odell Lake –  Kokanee are on the bite down to about 25 feet.  A flasher (I like Paulina’s)  and weight…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports

Action is heating up along Century Drive for Rainbow, Browns and Kokanee This is Tim’s report from late last week. Tim is practicing social distancing this week, in his favorite fishing holes back on the east side. Some of you may have seen this posted over the weekend but for those that did not, it…

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Fishing was very good last weekend east of the Cascades

From TGF contributor Tim Moran: Fishing was very good last weekend east of the Cascades and all signs point to great fishing and great weather this weekend! Odell Lake – Kokanee in the 7 to 12-inch class are biting from the surface down to about 25 feet. A flasher (I like Paulina’s) and no weight…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports May 1st, 2020

From TGF contributor Tim Moran: The “traditional opener” last weekend was pretty good in most spots. Here is how it went and what to expect this week… Odell Lake –  Kokanee were biting from the surface down to about 30 feet.  I expect the schools are probably that thick so you can catch them  in the top…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports April 24th, 2020

Since ODF&W is on hiatus, we’re especially grateful for our friend Tim Moran’s report this week. Thanks Tim, take a gander at this load of information: Well this is (was) the traditional opener back in the day when there was such a thing – but the 3rd weekend in April still is a special weekend…

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Update from ODF&W

Beginning Friday, April 10 at midnight, all hunting and recreational fishing, crabbing and clamming in Oregon will be limited to Oregon residents only, in order to limit travel and protect rural communities While most seasons are open, many locations to fish, hunt, crab and clam are closed to public access due to COVID-19 including boat…

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Special For Members

To All Our Members, We Thank You! We know times are tough for outdoor enthusiasts right now. Despite the lack of opportunity available, due to the weak returns of salmon and steelhead we’ve experienced recently, the Shelter-At-Home order and the closure of our area’s boat ramps has dampened spirits and quelled opportunity when the weather…

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Central Oregon Fishing Reports April 10th, 2020

Beginning Friday, April 10 at midnight, all hunting and recreational fishing, crabbing and clamming in Oregon will be limited to Oregon residents only, in order to limit travel and protect rural communities While most seasons are open, many locations to fish, hunt, crab and clam are closed to public access due to COVID-19 including boat…

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Central Oregon Fishing Report April 3rd, 2020

From our friend Tim Moran But this new from this week: “The Metolius fished well over the weekend for nymphs. My friend was the only one of the river from Allinham to the canyon.” (A reprint from last week): First, the big news – With State Parks shut down there is no access to, or…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 27th, 2020

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 27th, 2020

From avid angler and friend Tim Moran: First, the big news – With State Parks shut down there is no access to, or fishing available on Lake Billy Chinook. The Warm Springs tribe has also shut down their portion of the Metolius arm so LBC is virtually closed until May 8th (as of today).  Also, with…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 20th, 2020

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 20th, 2020

From avid angler and friend Tim Moran: Lower Deschutes River –   – Trout fishing is good. Fishing nymphs throughout the day will take most fish but look of hatches of BWO, caddis and even some sallies.  The weather is going to be great and this will be the first shot at some really good dry…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 13th, 2020

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 13th, 2020

From avid angler and friend Tim Moran: No update from Tim this week. From ODF&W On the Crooked River, fishing for trout and whitefish has been excellent lately. On Lake Billy Chinook, fishing for bull trout and kokanee has been good to great in the Metolius and Crooked River arms. Anglers have been catching some…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 6th, 2020

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 6th, 2020

From avid angler and friend Tim Moran: Lower Deschutes River – Trout fishing is good fishing nymphs all day and BWO’s in the afternoon There are also caddis available and with the calendar moving toward spring, the warmer sun will stimulate the hatches and the trout. Stones are present so fishing those bigger patterns like…

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