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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Report

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports – Fly anglers on the lower Deschutes continue to enjoy good results with redsides on imitations of Caddis, Pale Morning and Evening Duns, Blue Winged Olives and midges. One lucky angler hooked a steelhead near the mouth of the river this week. As shadows start to fall in the…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports June 19th – June 25th, 2015

Central & Eastern Oregon – The Warm Springs stretch of the Deschutes River has come alive during evenings lately with trout rising to Caddis imitations. Trout are responding to Caddis and Pale Morning Dun imitations on the middle Deschutes but with hot weather, plan on fishing early or late in the day. Salmon Flies and Golden…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Reports

Golden Stone imitations continue to sucker redsides on the lower Deschutes despite the fact that the hatch is mostly a memory. Trout will continue to recognize them as a food source for a while. Caddis patterns are also effective with better fishing occurring from mid-day to early evening. Those who would like to float the…

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Central & Eastern Fishing Report for June 5th

Golden Stones are on the wane on the lower Deschutes with perhaps another week during which trout will readily take imitations. Often they response continues even after the bugs have gone. On the middle river, expect Caddis and duns to be the primary insect activity. The upper Deschutes is open now, rewarding fly fishers with…

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Central and Eastern Oregon May 29th – June 4th, 2015

Central & Eastern – Despite naysayers claiming the Big Bug hatch is over on te Deschutes, a report earlier this week indicated stone fly nymphs remain active and redsides are responding in kind. Salmon Flies, Golden Stones and Yellow Sallys are still hatching. Which it may have started to wind down, no operatic vocal from…

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Eastern and Central Oregon Fishing Reports May 22nd – May 28th, 2015

Eastern and Central Oregon Fishing Reports- Fly fishers on the Deschutes around Trout Creek will find redsides still keyed on big bugs, actively sucking down Stonefly and Salmon Fly imitations. Various May flies are also in evidence along with Caddis. Kokanee have continued to challenge trollers at Wickiup but those who have remained persistent have…

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Reports Wednesday this week indicate that hordes of salmonflies and golden stoneflies are driving redsides bonkers on the lower Deschutes. Big bugs are thick now from Warm Springs to Mack’s Canyon as the hatch works its way upstream. In addition to these larger insects, Caddis are hatching in abundance as well. It’s worth mentioning that…

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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 & 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 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 & 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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