Category Archives: Eastern Oregon

Eastern Oregon Charm

Beginning in the foothills of the Steens Mountains and carving its way North through a stunning desert canyon, the Donner Und Blitzen River is an awesome trout fishing destination for late summer. An area that once encapsulated the nation with … Continue reading

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June on the Lower Deschutes

While it was once the prime time of the salmon fly hatch, June is now a transitional period when it comes to insects on the Lower Deschutes. However, just as the salmonflies begin to thin out, so do the crowds, … Continue reading

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Postcards from Davis Lake 2106

I didn’t think my first fish on the new SAGE X would be a bass! They too eat size 16 callibeatis nymphs. After paddling and floating down Odell Creek the kids were ready for a snack. I hadn’t camped at … Continue reading

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2016 Carp Update: Malheur Wildlife Refuge

In case you have not seen the news or read about it…there is a lot of activity at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge these days. However, all you carp anglers should be aware of this article from the Eugene newspaper last … Continue reading

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Deschutes Alliance Science Plan Report

After two years of data collection, the DRA has completed its study from a data gathering process to a monitoring program. The three areas of study were Lake Billy Chinook, Aquatic Insect Monitoring, and Continuous Water Quality Monitoring. No matter … 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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East Lake Report 2015

You might ask “Why is this guy smiling?” Headed out with Ken C. and Steve JL to East Lake this week. Steve had never been to East Lake. Ken and I knew the callibaetis hatch would still be going on. … 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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Return To Malheur Field Station

With binoculars in hand, we returned to Malheur Field Station to enjoy the feathered side of Mother Nature. Malheur Lake was full of birds and carp! It appears these fresh water bone fish have propagated to become so numerous they … 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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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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Fish and wildlife running out of water in Klamath Basin

From Water Watch: Please act now to help the Klamath Basin’s National Wildlife Refuges! Once again, water supply in the Klamath River Basin is falling short of the excessive demands agricultural development has placed on it. Unfortunately for the Klamath’s … 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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