Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for Nov 4th

Steelheading on the Deschutes is slow and expected to remain that way. Counts are low throughout the dams along the Columbia, enough to spur a closure for the rest of 2016 even though the Columbia has re-opened. If there aren’t steelhead coming up the river, we just can’t be optimistic here. Last week, we remarked…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for Sept 30th

Despite muddy water flowing from the mouth of the White River into the Deschutes, the White is such a trickle now that it’s causing no problem on the mainstem. There isn’t a great many summer steelhead in the river but enough to target and some of those hooked have been brutes. In addition, Chinook are…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for July 15th

Considering fishing one of the high lakes near Mt. Hood? Good news, then, as the weather forecast for the area as of Wednesday this week is for the roads to be clear of snow and ice until fall. Look for Pale Morning Duns on the lower Deschutes as a primary pattern in various stages from…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for May 20th

For those hoping to catch some Big Bug action on the Deschutes this year before it’s all over, the general consensus on Salmon Flies and Golden Stones is Trout Creek this weekend although Mecca Flats has been really good this week but last really crowded. For those keeping track of such things, Salmon flies hatch…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Report for April 1st

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife news release: Spring Chinook salmon sport fishing will open in April on Hood River and in May on the lower Deschutes River. Jason Seals, a fish biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, said more than 4,000 hatchery salmon will return to the Deschutes and nearly 1,000…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for Jan 15th

Summer steelheading is all but over on the lower Deschutes as these fish are preparing to spawn now and are well past their prime. Winter trout fishing is an option but the weather forecast looks uncooperative. The ODFW is betting and banking on a commercial fishery to rid Malheur Wildlife Refuge of carp which have…

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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 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 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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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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Try around Maupin about mid-day

Central & Eastern – Trout anglers on the lower Deschutes can sometimes do alright with redsides over the winter months. Try around Maupin with mid-day holding the best chance for a hookup. This time of year, the most action will generally occur late morning through early afternoon. Crooked River is at good level and flow…

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Steelhead on the lower Deschutes now not worth the trouble

Central and Eastern Oregon – If one can find any summer steelhead on the lower Deschutes now, they’re not worth the trouble. Winters will start to show in fishable numbers in July with better fishing in the following months. A few caddis and Blue-Winged-Olive are hatching afternoons on the Metolius bit trout don’t seem too…

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Some action in Eastern Oregon

Central and Eastern Oregon – Results for redsides on the lower Deschutes has been fair to good recently while fishing for summer steelhead has been dismal. Why not concentrate efforts where there’s likely to be some action, then? Trout are responding to Blue-Winged Olive and Caddis patterns with an October Caddis Pupa a good bet…

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