Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports August 24th, 2018

From our friend Tim Moran: Deschutes River – Wickiup to Sunriver – fishing is fair for brown trout casting Rapalas, spoons, and spinners. Fly fishing with big weighted streamers is also good. Rainbow fishing is fair to good during the evening casting small flies to rising trout. Small Adams, tricos, caddis, and spinner falls in…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports February 16th, 2018

From our friend Tim Moran: Prineville, Haystack, and Ochoco Reservoir – Are all good winter/early spring/ fishing spots. Bank fishing with nightcrawlers or power bait is effective as is trolling from a boat or kayak. Trolling with a flasher and a worm or small spinner/worm combo will produce fish. Fly fishermen should fish a leech…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports January 26th, 2018

From our friend Tim Moran: Lake Billy Chinook – Bull trout fishing is fair to good in the Metolius and Deschutes arms. Trolling Rapalas and similar plugs are taking fish. Kokanee are deep and the fishing for them has been spotty. Metolius River – Temps in Sisters have been moderate this winter so snow has…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports December 15th, 2017

Deschutes River – High winds close to the gorge made for very tough fishing this week. Up river it wasn’t much better. When the weather pattern stabilizes (back to normal rain on the west side) look for the fishing to be good (by winter standards) on the river from the locked gate downstream. Steelhead are…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports December 8th, 2017

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports – From our friend Tim Moran Deschutes River – Same story – there are steelhead around and they’re worth targeting above Maupin. The wind could be a big problem or fog if there’s no wind…. such is the challenge of winter fishing! If you get a clear day with…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for April 21st

Trout fishing remains worthwhile on the Deschutes. The latest word is of trout responding to Salmonfly imitations but it’s certainly early, particularly following a harsh winter here. Salmonfly nymphs, sure, as well as BWOs and Caddis. We’ll follow up on the Salmonfly report but we’d be thinking about the third week in May. Check Random…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for June 24th

Fishing on the Lower Deschutes is good now, with plenty of Caddis, Pale Morning Dun and Pale Evening Duns hatching. Best dry action in the evening. As always, toss reliable nymph patterns when bugs aren’t popping. Anglers will find new facilities at the Macks Canyon Campground, including a new concrete motorboat ramp, non-motorized ramp and…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Report for Jan 9th

Winter trout fishing is slow to fair on the lower Deschutes but that’s about all one can expect at this time of year. Hatches do take place but they’ll occur in the “heat” or the mid-day and that’s when the most productive fishing will occur. Expect to see far-sized Winter Stoneflies and small Caddis along…

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Central & Eastern for Nov 27th

Although air temperature is dropping and frigid weather is in the forecast, the spring-fed waters of the Metolius remain stable, making this a solid bet for cold-weather fly fishers. It’s pretty much a nymph show but the possibility of tangling with a big-broad-shouldered trout is always on the menu. Use caution on the stretch below…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for Nov 20th

While steelheading was slow over the past weekend, the Chinook spawn is winding down. This is good news for anglers targeting steelhead as the salmon tend to bully them, which creates a situation where they are less prone to strike. Trout fishing had slowed at the last report. The Deschutes showed signs of rising only…

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