Category Archives: Central Oregon Fishing Report

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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Krumbo Reservoir Report May 2019

Headed out last week for the Malheur Wildlife Refuge for our annual bird watching event. Missed last year due to some “technical issues” at the Field Station, but all is well now and the station is ready for anglers and … Continue reading

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Deschutes Report Fall 2018

Recently, forecast called for ” possible showers”, which immediately triggered, steelhead! . I had one of technical men’s conference attendees (old dawgs who have fished together for decades) along, the one from Burns. It appears we have all reached the … Continue reading

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Cascade Lakes Report: July, 2018

With the warmer weather coming into the valley, it was time to head to the cooler air of the Cascades. Sneaked into Hosmer one night to catch a few trout stripping a callibaetis nymph. and a nice sunset. The paddle … Continue reading

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Spring in the Canyon

Welcome to 2018, April. Arriving with you are cloudy, mild days and mayflies fluttering angelically around this desert oasis. Below the water’s surface, vulnerable stonefly nymphs tumble down turbulent riffles, and drift across vibrant weed beds where hungry trout enthusiastically … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings from the Metolius River

“The colors are gone. It’s now a tableau of black and white and shades of gray. The water is inky black with a silver screen of snow reflected on its surface. There are little mists rising. Yet, even in the … Continue reading

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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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