Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for Dec 2

Deschutes steelheaders looking for something to celebrate this holiday should consider looking elsewhere – at least for steelhead and at least for now. It’s slow, like really. Columbia anglers are all too aware of the steelhead (as well as Chinook) closure on the Big River with counts dropping from Bonneville to McNary Dam. Redsides, on…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Report for August 14th

Despite the lower Deschutes becoming murky on warmer days due to runoff from White River, steelheading is fair to good at Maupin now that the summers have arrived. The 2 PM closure restriction on the lower Deschutes was lifted August 3rd, allowing anglers to fish all day. The cool, spring-fed waters of the Metolius continue…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing July 17th

From the ODFW: “For the second time in a week, dead fish have been reported in the lower Deschutes River. This second fish kill is impacting spring Chinook salmon in the Whitehorse Rapids area at river mile 77, adjacent to the Warm Springs Indian Reservation and 23 miles downstream from the Pelton-Round Butte Dam Complex.…

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Fly Fishing is Expected to be Good

Central & Eastern – Blue Winged Olives will remain the predominant pattern for redsides on the clear waters of the lower Deschutes. As this is a mid-day/early afternoon hatch, try standard nymph patterns (Hare’s Ear, Prince, and Pheasant Tail) or egg imitations otherwise. Fishing is expected to be fair. Fly anglers are occasionally hooking late…

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