Category Archives: Central Oregon Fishing Report

Of Toyotas, Takodas & Thunderstorms: Deschutes, Metolius, & Crane Prairie Reports

Last Monday I left Eugene with a mission: buy a used Toyota Tacoma and get some fishing in. Thankfully I did both, but with a few hiccups. First I learned I had to wait a week before I could get … Continue reading

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Early Deschutes Steelhead

When the month of August comes around, I get tunnel vision. This is the time of year when big numbers of summer steelhead start moving into the Lower Deschutes, and these early fish are some of the hottest, most quality … Continue reading

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Fishing Amongst Fires: Deschutes, Lake Simtustus, and Metolius River Fishing Reports

It’s wildfire season in Central Oregon. It came fast and hard, knocking firefighters on their heels with winds and high temperatures. Despite this, I got out to do some fishing last week on the Deschutes, Lake Simtustus, and the Metolius. … Continue reading

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Coming Up Caddis: Deschutes River Report

You may not know me. I’m new to the Caddis Fly Shop family. Chris hired me to help with caddisflyshop.com writing product descriptions and general upkeep. I am extremely lucky and thankful to be able to blend my passion for … Continue reading

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Crane Prairie Fly Fishing Report 2014

With some nice weather coming, it became too much of a lure for one more shot at lake fishing. The lake of choice: Crane Prairie. If you have been fortunate enough to fish Crane, without a doubt, you have had … Continue reading

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Return to East Lake 2014

With the weather Gods predicting a gray day with, “showers”, we headed out to East Lake for our last day of our Cascade Lake adventure. We had experienced some good fishing and our expectations were high upon our return. As … Continue reading

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Big Lava Lake 2014

After a good day at East Lake we headed out to Big Lava the following day. One thing about Big Lava, if the fishing is slow, the view surrounding the lake is breath taking. Our fishing was fair at best … Continue reading

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Lake Report

Early Summer can produce some awesome fishing on Central Oregon’s high Lakes. Take a break from the rivers, load up your float tube/pontoon/drift boat and go fishing on some of the Pacific Northwest’s best stillwater fisheries. Here’s whats been going … Continue reading

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Central Oregon Spring Creeks Picking Up

June is a great time to fish Central Oregon’s spring creeks. With both the Metolius and Fall rivers open to angling in certain sections year round, late Spring/early Summer remains one of my favorite times to fish the gin clear … Continue reading

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Deschutes River Salmon Fly Trip

Blog reader and freelance photographer Joshua Rainey sent us a writeup of his recent Deschutes Salmon Fly Trip: We floated Warm Springs to Trout Creek on Friday/Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. The fishing started off really good with a few … Continue reading

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Lower Deschutes River Macroinvertebrate Hatch Activity Survey Results

From the Deschutes River Alliance: Fishing guides on the lower 100 miles of the Deschutes River have observed a number of changes since the Pelton Round Butte Dam started mixing surface and bottom water for release beginning in 2010, and … Continue reading

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Deschutes Report May 2014

No adjustment of your screen is necessary. Yes, the Caddis Fly Shop has a fine selection of dry stone fly’s, but not quite as realistic as those captured above. A few of the Caddis staff escaped for a quick trip … Continue reading

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Deschutes River in the News: NY Times, Fish Kills

Dave Moskowitz was in the NY Times last week. “Steelheading has definitely led me to give up on some relationships with women,” he said. “I know myself well, and I’m up front with people about what I like to do.” … Continue reading

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Deschutes Fall 2013 Report

The Technical Men’s Conference (old dawgs who have fished together for decades)was held this month. Sadly, our attendance for this year’s conference was the lowest in recent memory. Ken and I were the only attendees. Clear skies and very “crisp … Continue reading

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Upper Deschutes Fish Stranding

From the Native Fish Society: This past week there was a substantial dewatering on the Upper Deschutes, which in turn led to a large fish kill as flows dropped from 1,200cfs to 32cfs in 30 days. Native Fish Society would … Continue reading

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