Category Archives: Central Oregon Fishing Report

Protect the Metolius River’s Native Fish

From the Native Fish Society Dear Members and Supporters, The Metolius River is the crown jewel of the upper Deschutes Basin and a place of exemplary ecological value in the state of Oregon. To safeguard the health of its native … Continue reading

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Cascade Lake Report : July 2017

Had to get my lake on, got one of the Technical Men’s Council (old dawgs who have fished together for decades) and headed off to Craine Prairie last week.   The lake is about 85% full and based upon our results, the fish … Continue reading

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Metolius Magic

Central Oregon’s Metolius River takes pride in humbling anglers on a daily basis. The Metolius is a gin-clear, spring fed river that possesses few of the characteristics of a typical spring river. Rarely is it still or meandering; it chugs and … Continue reading

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Tonight -Tom Larimer Presentation – “Breaking the Rules” Free at the Shop 6pm

Join Tom Larimer, National Sales Manager for G.Loomis Fly Fishing, for an evening of summer steelhead knowledge. As an 19-year veteran guide, Tom has developed unique techniques, strategies, flies and tackle for the steelhead of his home waters in Oregon … Continue reading

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Stocked, Locked, Ready to Rock…Hosmer Lake Report

Americans are notorious for not using their hard earned paid time off. That fact is rather sad and is indicative of a culture that at times has its priorities out of whack. When I logged into my employee account, I … Continue reading

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Springtime on the Lower Deschutes – April 2016

Before the hustle and bustle of the salmon fly hatch and long before the dog days of caddis fishing, there is fun trout angling to be had on the Lower Deschutes. Especially with the new 2016 regulations, you can now … Continue reading

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Deschutes Alliance Report: Black Spot Disease

Have you ever seen a Bull Trout with black spots? This recent report from Deschutes Alliance is yet another alarming trend regarding change on the Deschutes. In the report you will see what appears to be Black Spot Disease showing … Continue reading

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Fly-fishing guides enter the spotted frog case

Good article in the Bend Bulletin: WaterWatch of Oregon, which, along with the Center for Biological Diversity, filed a federal lawsuit against the Bureau of Reclamation and the Arnold, Central Oregon, Tumalo, Lone Pine and North Unit irrigation districts. The … Continue reading

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Diamond Lake Tiger Trout to take out Tui Chub?

For those lake anglers, an announcement from ODFW about Diamond Lake. It appears after spending millions of dollars in 2006 and killing off the tui chub, they have returned! Having to do this type of work does not help an … Continue reading

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2016 Fishing Regulaitions

Happy New Year to all Anglers! An old dude, named Socrates, once said “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” With this quote in mind, our … Continue reading

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Crane Prairie 2015

It was one of those great Cascade moments on Crane this week.  Crane was flat and the reflection on the lake made it seem like a Monet painting.   Ok, enough of spirituality and painters….it was a great day for fishing.  … Continue reading

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Deschutes River Fishing Report Spring 2015

Headed down the Deschutes last week for a four day trip.   The Deschutes flow gauge at Madras was 3750 cfs when we launched.  Seemed a bit low from my experiences on the D.  But hey, we had not fished the D … Continue reading

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Return to Malhuer 2015

Headed out to Eastern Oregon this past week with binoculars and my fly rod. My wife and I joined a hearty group of bird watchers for our third year at the Malheur Field Station. We saw many Sand Hill Cranes … Continue reading

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ODFW switches to new trout stocking regime for Hosmer Lake

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will outline changes to the fish stocking program at Hosmer Lake at a Feb. 17 meeting in Bend. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Oregon Community College Campus, Health … Continue reading

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September fishing at Crane Prairie Reservoir

Crane Prairie Reservoir can fish well into October, so don’t shy away from the lakes even though the leaves have started to Fall! I headed out to Crane Prairie earlier this week to get my late Summer lake fix and … Continue reading

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