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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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for Jan 27th

We haven’t heard anything the Deschutes over the past week, likely because there are darned few fishers on the river. Taking into consideration that the temperature has risen a bit and with it, the barometric pressure, a trout foray should be worthwhile for well-insulated anglers seeking trout. As of January 26th, water temperature had just…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for Dec 16th

It’s a trout stream! Just say it repeatedly to see if you can convince yourself it’s true. Or, fish for summer steelhead on the Deschutes and see for yourself. It’s true the steelheading has been slow to dreadful this season but with trout fishing holding up, why not concede and target them exclusively. Imagine a…

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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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