Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Report February 8th, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Report – From Tim Moran It is very cold in the east and it is hard to find anyone fishing.  There are some nice trout out of Prineville and Ochoco but that is about it.  Seems like most folks are going to the show! ODF&W Updates Anglers are reminded that…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports January 25th, 2019

From ODF&W A few winter steelhead are entering the Hood River. While the run won’t peak until March, anglers can expect a few bright fish as early as this month. Rainbow trout broodstock have been stocked in North and South Twin lakes recently, and anglers report excellent fishing in South Twin. Trout fishing in the…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports January 11th, 2019

From ODF&W A few winter steelhead are entering the Hood River. While the run won’t peak until March, anglers can expect a few bright fish as early as this month. Rainbow trout broodstock have been stocked in North and South Twin lakes recently, and anglers report excellent fishing in South Twin. Trout fishing in the…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports December 28th, 2018

From our friend Tim Moran: Ana River – This is a spring creek that flows from ANA Reservoir.  Fishing is fair to good now fishing small nymphs and dry flies in the afternoon.  There is usually a pretty good Blue Wing Olive hatch. It is over in Lake County near Summer Lake and doesn’t receive…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Report September 14th, 2018

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Report – From oour friend Tim Moran. Deschutes River – Reports from the shops are the same. There are fish – Steelhead in the river but no one is fishing for them. The guides are getting customers on 2 to 4 per day. Not hot but certainly worth it! Fishing…

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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 June 22nd, 2018

Avid angler Tim Moran reports: Deschutes River – As stated in last week’s edition, PMD’s and PED’s will be coming off with caddis for the foreseeable future. The guys at The Flyfisher’s Place have been nailing fish in the evenings and on cloudy days! Metolius River – The Green Drake hatch is happening from 2…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports May 25th, 2018

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports – From our friend Tim Moran: Deschutes River – It’s the peak of the salmon/golden stone hatch so the fishing should be great at certain parts of the day. If you’re getting a lot of looks or short strikes use a smaller fly like a stimulator or pair down…

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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 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 December 1st, 2017

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports – From our friend Tim Moran Deschutes River – Steelhead yes steelhead… they’re still a viable option but they act more like trout now. They are best targeted from Warm Springs to Maupin. Use a big stonefly nymph or a jig fly and a bead trailer below a big…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports October 13th, 2017

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports – From our friend Tim Moran: Deschutes River – October is a great month to fish the big “D”. Lot’s of guys are chasing deer, Elk, upland birds and ducks this time of year and with counts over Sherars Falls up my favorite area above the Falls comes into…

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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 Feb 3rd

One of the problems with steelhead on the Deschutes (besides their scarcity) is the lack of freshets. It’s a darned good trout stream and should get respect for what glory remains. From the January 27, 2017 Columbia Basin Bulletin: “More sockeye salmon returned to the upper Deschutes River’s Pelton Round Butte Hydroelectric Project in 2016…

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