Another season has come and gone. We’d like to thank everyone who came
out with us on the Deschutes, Sandy and Owyhee Rivers this season. For
those of you that didn’t make it out with us this season we hope to see
you next season.
This was by far our best and busiest season ever at Deschutes River Anglers. We hardly had much time off. So we’re sorry if you haven’t heard from us much these past few months.
This season was not only busy for us on the Deschutes but we also
started to focus more time during the summer on the John Day River
chasing small mouth bass. As we all know, the Deschutes is a world class
trout and steelhead fishery, but the John Day is one of the best small
mouth bass fisheries around. If you haven’t fished the John Day you
should definitely give it a try. It won’t disappoint.
Even though the Deschutes is done for the season, we are gearing up for
the start of a new season on the Sandy River. December on the Sandy can
be a great month to chase winter steelhead. But that’s just us getting
started. We will continue to guide on the Sandy well through the month
of March. Then we will migrate over to the Owyhee River for some early
season dry fly action for Brown Trout.
Starting in March the Owyhee gets a Skwalla Stone fly hatch. Big bugs in
small water, what a kick. Lastly we’ll head back over to the almighty
Deschutes. Our season opens up the fourth Saturday in April, but things
really kick off for us around the 10th of May. This is generally when
the Salmon Flies start hatching on the Deschutes.
Then of course that brings us to the middle of August, and time to start
swinging flies for summer steelhead again. Steelhead fishing is good
right on through November.
We hope you have a great and safe Thanksgiving.
Deschutes River Anglers