Fishing heats up with temperatures in Eastern Oregon by the end of the week

Synopsis of the “Good, Bad and the Ugly” fishing conditions around central and eastern Oregon. 

Highlights include:

Owyhee fishing productivity has dropped off probably due to fishing pressure. Fishing still at low levels.  Scuds, Chironomids, BWO’s.

Fall River is fishing well for large finicky fish by the hatchery. Assorted small nymphs.

Many rethinking Mann Lake fishing trip due to influx of planted goldfish.

Metolius is nymphing well with weighted yellow stones followed by a small dropper. Try red copper john, small zug bug, small caddis nymphs.

Chickahominy Reservoir is free of ice but muddied by Silver Creek runoff and not fishing well.

Davis and Little Lava are still completely covered in ice.

Deschutes River from Bend to Billy Chinook should come into shape by middle of next week when the levels start to drop.

Crooked River is not fishing well at this time but could change drastically by midweek as weather and water warms. 



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