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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for September 25th

Despite good days and not-so-good days for steelheaders on the lower Deschutes, the vast majority of anglers have taken fish home this week. Steelhead counts at Sherars Falls have been good recently with 50 or 60 hatchery fish a day not unusual. They are in the river and on the with water temperature are good,…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for Sept 18th

Summer steelhead are in the Deschutes now from the mouth up to Trout Creek and fishing for them has been decent. This year’s run appears to be a good one. With plenty of hatches ongoing, the Metolius has been fishing very well for those who know the ins and outs of this tricky river. Laurance…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Report for September 11th

Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Report – Fishing for summer steelhead has been fair to good from Maupin to Mack’s Canyon. With fish on the move and water temperatures lower and staying that way for the remainder of the year, there’s reason for optimism. The Deschutes below White River is clear and with cooler air…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for Sept 4, 2015

Lower Deschutes fly anglers will see a gradual improvement for redsides through September with the appearance of Spotted and Green Caddis. Despite murky water on the lower river thanks to muddy outflow from White River, steelhead fishing is good for those throwing spinners. UPDATE: ODFW has been working on simplifying and streamlining the angling regulations…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for August 28th

White River has been spewing into the lower Deschutes periodically and this periodic discharge has been happening for a while now. Either fish above Sherars Falls if the lack of visibility is bothersome or head down below Pine where it will be cloudy but fishable on most days. Unless there are thunderstorms and rain this…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing for August 21st

Hardware is out fishing flies many times over for steelhead on the Deschutes. In particular, spinners have been consistently hooking summers here with spoons a distant second. Visibility has been a problem here all week. Watch out for rattlesnakes which are abundant this year. Catches of brown trout have been fair to good at East…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Report for August 14th

Despite the lower Deschutes becoming murky on warmer days due to runoff from White River, steelheading is fair to good at Maupin now that the summers have arrived. The 2 PM closure restriction on the lower Deschutes was lifted August 3rd, allowing anglers to fish all day. The cool, spring-fed waters of the Metolius continue…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports

Water temperatures in the lower Deschutes are back to near normal for August, prompting fishery managers to re-open the river to regular fishing hours. Biologists said water temperatures drop on the Deschutes by August because of the greater influence of cold springwater as the river drops and more shadows on the river as the sun…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports July 31st – August 6th, 2015 by Michael Teague

Central & Eastern – While a few summer steelhead are being taken occasionally on the lower Deschutes, the better fishing will occur over the next three months as more fish move into the system. Nonetheless, there are some around and for early risers, an average of 350 summers have been counted at Sherars Falls in…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports – July 23rd

From the ODFW: CENTRAL ZONE ANGLING HOUR RESTRICTIONS – Beginning Saturday, July 18, 2015 until further notice, all waterbodies defined as ‘streams’ in the 2015 Oregon Sports Fishing Regulations will be closed to angling for trout, salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon from 2 P.M. to one hour before sunrise, daily. The following areas will remain open…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing July 17th

From the ODFW: “For the second time in a week, dead fish have been reported in the lower Deschutes River. This second fish kill is impacting spring Chinook salmon in the Whitehorse Rapids area at river mile 77, adjacent to the Warm Springs Indian Reservation and 23 miles downstream from the Pelton-Round Butte Dam Complex.…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Report July 10th – July 16th, 2015

Central & Eastern – Trout on the lower Deschutes are responding to twice-daily hatches, one in the early morning and the other as the sun casts longer shadows in the valleys. The Warm Springs to Maupin stretch where trout are sipping bugs off the surface has been most productive. Summer steelhead numbers are forecast to…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing

Trout fishing is fair on the lower Deschutes with Caddis and Pale Morning Duns significant now. Summer steelhead will be showing and if all goes well, should provide a worthwhile fishery by mid-July. Grande Ronde levels are low for this time of year which has caused some concern that the fall steelhead run may be…

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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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