Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 3rd

In planning a winter trip to the east side in pursuit of trout or kokanee (or anything else) we urge checking road conditions. Willamette Pass has 74 inches of snow so expect to see some of it when you hit the road. The lower Deschutes has been fishing well for redsides. While fly fishers will…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for Jan 13th

Water level and flow on the lower Deschutes has been rising over the past week, reaching 3.8 feet of depth and a flow of 38,800 cfs. That’s from just over one foot of water depth and a flow of 34,100 on January 6th, so, while other rivers have risen and fallen, the Deschutes is just…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for Oct 14th

Chinook have been making themselves known at Sherars Falls to the tune of double digits daily with over 70 crossing on October 4th alone to put the cumulative total over 200 as of October 11th. The trap wasn’t operated on October 1st and 2nd. Steelhead passage has improved slightly with about a40 above the falls,…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for Sept 16th

Readers may recall that we predicted a ‘push’ of summer steelhead into the Deschutes from the Columbia and that this event would occur in mid-to late September. We’ve seen a couple of days in the low double digits but this event ain’t occurred yet. We’ll keep an eye on it, for sure. The cumulative total…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for July 1st

The lower Deschutes has been fishing well for redsides. At this time of year, fly fishers are wise to downsize offerings while keeping in mind that Caddis will remain the primary pattern of interest through July. Fishing has been good to those who know the ins and outs of flinging flies on the Metolius. Rainbows…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for June 17th

Fly fishers on the lower Deschutes are doing well with Caddis Patterns and Duns now that the hatch of Stoneflies is over for the year. While dries are most effective in the evening, nymphing has been effective all day, best when it’s cloudy. Resident trout are responding as the Green Drake hatch reaches a full…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for June 10th

Flasher and hoochie is the standard trolling rig for kokanee fishing anywhere and everywhere. The hoochies might be micro but you’d be safe betting on wither pink or orange. Only one troller told recently of black and white out-fishing all else and while this is a new one, you can bet there will be a…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for Feb 5 th

Summer steelhead have started spawning on the Deschutes so that fishery is done. Fishing for redsides has been slow but steady, a typical pace for winter trout. While cased Caddis will be on the menu, Blue Winged Olives will be hatching through February. Tip: To prepare for trout fishing on the Deschutes at this time…

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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 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 & 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 & 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 & Eastern Fishing Report for June 5th

Golden Stones are on the wane on the lower Deschutes with perhaps another week during which trout will readily take imitations. Often they response continues even after the bugs have gone. On the middle river, expect Caddis and duns to be the primary insect activity. The upper Deschutes is open now, rewarding fly fishers with…

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Reports Wednesday this week indicate that hordes of salmonflies and golden stoneflies are driving redsides bonkers on the lower Deschutes. Big bugs are thick now from Warm Springs to Mack’s Canyon as the hatch works its way upstream. In addition to these larger insects, Caddis are hatching in abundance as well. It’s worth mentioning that…

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