Category Archives: Eastern Oregon

Video: Fly Fishing for Deschutes River Steelhead in “Desert Dries”

From Catch Magazine: “Steelhead are NEVER known for being easy to catch. In fact, the more difficult they are to catch, the more valuable each fish becomes. There is a certain satisfaction in catching a steelhead on a skated dry … Continue reading

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Columbia River at Deschutes River mouth closes to all fishing Aug. 12 to protect wild steelhead

From ODFW August 9th 2019 SALEM, Ore.— Per direction from the Fish and Wildlife Commission at their Aug. 2 meeting, ODFW is closing all fishing (including catch-and-release) in the Columbia River around the mouth of the Deschutes River and in … 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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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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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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Columbia River at Deschutes River mouth closes to all fishing beginning Aug. 9, 2018

From Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Columbia River at Deschutes River mouth closes to all fishing beginning Aug. 9: Action taken to help protect upriver steelhead Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 SALEM — The Columbia River around the mouth of … Continue reading

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Deschutes Report: May 7-11, 2018

Hauled one of the Technical Men’s Conference (old dogs who have fished together for decades) from Trout Creek to Nena last week. It had been a few years, I believe his last attendance was before the tower at Pelton, his … Continue reading

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Salmon Fly Patterns for Spring Fishing 2018

In this video, Tim goes over some Stone Fly patterns to consider for the upcoming Salmonfly & Stonefly Hatch on the Deschutes River and other local waters with Stonefly hatches as well. Enjoy! Nymphs Tungsten Trout Retriever (Black Lab) #6 … Continue reading

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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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