Category Archives: Eastern Oregon

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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High Cascade Lake Report

With a hint of Fall in the air and another member of the Men’s Technical Conference retiring (Ken C.), we headed off to the Cascades last week. First stop was Crane Prairie. With little wind and a glass like surface, … Continue reading

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July Deschutes Report: Part I

The 2012 Spring Technical Men’s Conference (old dawgs who have fished together for decades) was held in July this year. The TMC experienced some of the Deschutes finest hot weather each day. One day we measured 98 degrees in the … Continue reading

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John Day Bassin’

The notion of bass fishing strikes a certain patriotic chord in my soul, so when some Portland buddies suggested we head east to ply the waters of the John Day for smallies, I was quick to acquiesce. Following a quick … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Deschutes Report

Memorial Day weekend on the Deschutes was the usual crowded affair, but the weather was great, there were bugs everywhere, and the fishing couldn’t have been better. This trip has become an annual event and it seems like every year … Continue reading

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A Fall Farewell the Deschutes River October Report

The Technical Mens Conference (old dawgs who have fished together for decades) headed for the Deschutes and launched from Trout Creek last week. This trip carried sadness in our hearts as we were missing one of our members, Wink, who … Continue reading

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Deschutes River Trout Fishing Report: The Salmonfly Hatch is in Full Swing

The annual emergence of Pternarcys and Golden Stones is now out along the entire length of the Lower Deschutes, and the fish are certainly taking notice.   Between Pelton Dam and Maupin, the Deschutes is host to the most prolific … Continue reading

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Upside Down Golden Stone Fly Tying Video

It won’t be long before Salmon Flies and Golden Stones are making their annual emergence on the Deschutes River. In this video Barrett demonstrates how to tie an Upside Down Golden Stone. When some of your favorite aren’t getting the … Continue reading

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Salmon Fly Hatch Developing on the Deschutes

Reports from Maupin have the annual Salmon Fly Hatch on the Deschutes beginning to move it’s way up river. Fishing both adult Salmon and Golden Stone patterns worked this weekend near Maupin. If you are headed to the Deschutes make … Continue reading

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ODFW seeks volunteers for Mann Lake goldfish extermination

This summer, ODFW will be applying rotenone to Mann Lake in the Steens Mountain area. The high desert lake has been stocked with Lahontan Cutthroat trout since the 1950s, but an explosion of introduced goldfish has wrecked the fishery. Mann … Continue reading

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Hold the train! Minam steelhead train derailed?

According to a recent news article, the Minam Steelhead Train might be derailed. Reader James Fox sent us a note, and recommended concerned anglers contact Janet Dodson (Union County Tourism) at 1-800-848-9969 or Mark Davidson (Union County Commissioner) at 541-963-1001. … Continue reading

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Deschutes Steelhead fishing report

Numerous anglers have been reporting great Summer Steelhead fishing on the Deschutes.  Check out the fish counts on Aug 12,  28,314, then Aug 13   35,054. These are record breaking numbers for  Steelhead  counted over Bonneville Dam. Fishing should be great … Continue reading

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Escape to East Lake

Ken Crangle and Lou Verdugo  launched at East Lake Saturday (8/16/08) and started to fish about 75 yards out from the dock.    During the day they enjoyed a couple  interesting “events”:  sulfur fumes from vents coming from the bottom of the lake, one large … Continue reading

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Lahontan trout restoration efforts begin on Upper, North McDermitt creeks

ODFW plans to begin restoring Lahontan cutthroat trout to the McDermitt creek basin, according to a recent press release. On Aug. 27 and 28, Upper McDermitt, North Fork McDermitt and tributaries will be treated with rotenone, a naturally occurring fish … Continue reading

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