Category Archives: Eastern Oregon

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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