Category Archives: Central Oregon Fishing Report

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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Tumalo Creek water editorial

Excerpt of a recent article in the Bend Bulletin: By Paul Dewey and Mike Tripp Bend Bulletin – July 28. 2013 Tumalo Creek is a cherished natural resource in Central Oregon. The headwaters springs are a wonderland of scattered seeps … Continue reading

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Cascade Lake Report: East Lake

A meeting of the Technical Men’s Conference (old dogs who have fished together for decades) was held this week at East Lake. Although attendance was limited to three, much was accomplished. From previous years, we knew the timing of the … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Holiday Weekend: Top Ten Best Places To Fish

Ok, let’s get real: it is highly unlikely sunscreen will be required over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend? With the freezing level at 1500-3000 feet, we strongly suggest you pack the fleece and your heater. Both liquid and portable heaters … Continue reading

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Malheur Field Station: “It’s for the Birds!”

The Malheur Field Station was my next stop after a great trip on the Deschutes last week. I was not the greatest advocate of bird watching prior to visiting the Malheur Field Station. Frankly, it was a bunch of buildings … Continue reading

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Deschutes Report: A Long Weekend

Last weekend, when it was 90 degrees in Madras, my daughter and son-in-law asked me to take them for a one night outing from Trout Creek to Harpham Landing. At first, I was very excited. The reality of going to … Continue reading

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Deschutes Salmon Fly Hatch In Full Swing

Numerous reports from the Deschutes suggest both Golden Stone flies and the larger “Salmon Fly” insects are being gobbled up by chunky Rainbow Trout throughout the length of the river. It looks like a couple of cooler days in the … Continue reading

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No spring chinook fishery on the Deschutes

From ODFW: Fisheries managers have announced that the popular spring chinook fishery on the Deschutes River will not open in 2013. According to Rod French, district biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, managers are predicting fewer than … Continue reading

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Deschutes River Report: TMC Fall 2012

Nope, no adjustment of your monitor is necessary. The photo above is in color! The Fall 2012 Technical Men’s Conference (Old dawgs who have fished together for decades) began with some inclement weather last week. Although the skies were dark, … Continue reading

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“TROUT” WITH AN ALTITUDE

Our friend Rick Bocko sends along this report about Hosmer Lake. Rick Thanks for some great insights and techniques about one of Oregon’s most beautiful spots. There is still time to head up to Hosmer this Fall! At an elevation … Continue reading

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Desert Trout Fishing Report: Summer on the Big D

I was lucky to spend even more time than usual this summer guiding the Lower Deschutes for trout. Anyone who pays attention to such things knows that the Deschutes is one of Oregon’s best rivers, with a robust population of … Continue reading

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Deschutes Steelhead Report

Just got back from a fun trip on the lower 40 miles of the Deschutes River with family and friends. I spent both early mornings and evenings swinging flies with my new Echo 3 6126 and really liked the way … Continue reading

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