Category Archives: Central Oregon Fishing Report

Emergency fishing closures in Deschutes, other mid-Columbia tributaries begin Sept. 1 due to low steelhead returns

ODFW Press Release August 27, 2021 SALEM, Ore.—In response to extremely low returns to date of Columbia Basin upriver summer steelhead, ODFW is adopting additional emergency rules to increase protections for wild summer steelhead in certain Oregon Columbia River tributaries. … Continue reading

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Native Fish Society ACTION ALERT: PROTECT DESCHUTES RIVER STEELHEAD

From Native Fish Society In the middle of another heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shocked coldwater-fishery advocates by lifting Hoot Owl regulations on the Deschutes River between its mouth and Sherars Falls. Join … Continue reading

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Spring Fishing in Central Oregon May 2021

Fished the Deschutes River from Warm Springs to Trout Creek Sunday 9th. Overcast and cool morning. No big bugs flying, but small numbers of shucks in the grass. Euro tactics are killer on the Lower D. Jigged 20” point fly … Continue reading

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DRIFT BOAT FOR A BENJAMIN – NATIVE FISH RAFFLE

From Native Fish Society Win a Rogue Drift Boat from Ray’s River Dories & help the Deschutes River That’s right, a brand new Ray’s River Dories Rogue drift boat, complete with a Baker Trailer and a pair of Sawyer Lite … Continue reading

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Boating the Deschutes? John Day? – Covid 19 Updates

From Deschutes Angler Amy and John Hazel The burning question that I have been asked often over the past couple of weeks is WHEN will we be able to camp and float on the Deschutes??? I wanted to wait until … Continue reading

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Deschutes River Report – April 25th – Covid 19

I grabbed this from The Deschutes Angler – Amy & John Hazel posted it Friday April 24th. The ENTIRE Lower Deschutes River opens tomorrow – so you will now be able to fish Trout Creek, Mecca Flats, South Junction, and … Continue reading

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Conservation Angler Proposal for Thermal Angling Sanctuaries

Our hard working friends at the Conservation Angler need our help telling ODFW how important Thermal Angling Sanctuaries are to our wild steelhead populations. Please have a look at the post below and call in or write an email voicing … Continue reading

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HELP BE A VOICE FOR THE DESCHUTES RIVER TODAY!

From 30/30 For the Deschutes The Deschutes River Basin Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) is currently being reviewed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and without input from community members like you, this HCP won’t adequately increase streamflows to levels … Continue reading

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McKenzie Pass Alpine Lakes July 2019

Looking at a map of the Mt. Washington Wilderness Area you’ll notice a bunch of different lakes connected by lots of trails including the PCT, a trail that use to pass by my front door. I worked along this trial … Continue reading

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Deschutes Report June 2019

Could not get enough (one day) of the Deschutes last month. I was also invited for a trip in June, for the entire week. Early June now also signifies for the most part, the end of the salmon/stonefly hatch. However, … Continue reading

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Gold Lake Report June 2019

I made a day trip up to Gold this past week. The weather was great and the fish were active. Fish were rising most of the day to tiny mayflies. While I never cracked the code for the surface feeders, … Continue reading

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Hosmer Lake June 2019

Decided to drive up to the Cascade Lake’s area Monday after work to get in some dry-fly action and to escape the valley heat with the family. The scenery is some of my favorite in the state and the wildflowers … Continue reading

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Deschutes Report May 2019

Took a dry run day trip from Warm Springs to Trout Creek this week. We knew the traffic would be heavy even after the three day holiday. The boat ramp at WS had 4 boats waiting, and three more boats … Continue reading

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Memorial Weekend Middle Deschutes Fishing Report

Happy Memorial Day to our veterans and friends from The Caddis Fly Shop.  We hope you had an opportunity to get out and fish this weekend despite the rainy weather. The Middle Deschutes saw some pressure this weekend, but fished … Continue reading

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Crane Prairie Reservoir Report May 2019

Got up to Crane early this week, with my closest friends, before the “grayness”. The weather was outstanding and so was the fishing. Many fish to hand…but wait…where are those mongo cranebows? One angler had the misfortune of hooking one … Continue reading

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