Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports May 1st, 2020

From TGF contributor Tim Moran: The “traditional opener” last weekend was pretty good in most spots. Here is how it went and what to expect this week… Odell Lake –  Kokanee were biting from the surface down to about 30 feet.  I expect the schools are probably that thick so you can catch them  in the top…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for May 3rd, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for May 3rd, 2019

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports – from Tim Moran Crane Prairie –  Fishing was good last week on Chironomids in red and red/black and balanced leeches. I didn’t get a report from the bait brigade but powerbait or a worn floated off the bottom is always a good go to.  Trolling a worm and…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 10th

The spring Chinook fishery on the Deschutes is closed under permanent rule but opens in years with strong forecasted return. Unfortunately, this is not one of those years. There will be no Chinook season on the Deschutes in 2017 according to an ODFW News Release issued March 7th. The Chinook outlook is slightly better on…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Report for April 8th

Deschutes high on 1st of April has since ‘stair stepped down for a while and is now in a gradually-dropping trend. As a result of this change, fishing for redsides has shown some improvement. Caddis & Stonefly imitations as well as the standard array of other nymphs and pupae are getting the job done as…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for Dec 24th

While Crooked River has been productive for much of the year, now is not the time. As other Oregon rivers suffer high water woes, the Crooked is a tiny, brown rivulet at last report with little fish activity. One report from Odell Lake indicated there is a useable boat ramp with one lane open at…

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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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