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Oregon Fly Fishing Report

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Winter Steelhead Through a chunk of December the winter steelhead fishing was all in all good. For the past 10 days or so fishing has slowed due to the lack of rain and low freezing levels. This has made the river crystal clear and water levels to drop a bit on the low side. But just in the past couple of days the freezing level has slowly started to creep  up and by the end of the week the weatherman is calling for rain, which should raise the water levels and bring in some new fresh fish. 

Owyhee River If you like fishing big dry flies for brown trout on small streams, get ready! We are just over two months away from one of the best hatches of the year on the Owyhee. The Skwalla Hatch. For those of you unfamiliar with Skwallas, they are a stonefly about an inch long that hatches in March and April. This is a big dry fly especially that early in the season. We have limited openings so contact us soon if you’re interested in fishing the Owyhee. 

Deschutes River As of January 1st, 2016, the entire Lower Deschutes River is now open year-round for trout. So if you’re getting the itch to do some early season rainbow trout fishing, the Deschutes is the place. Starting mid-February through March the Deschutes has some good midday Blue Wing Olive hatches, on top of  some of the best nymphing of the year. Then Starting Late March or early April, the March Brown Mayflies show up which can really get things going on the Deschutes.

The 2016 fishing season has begun and it’s never too early to line up a day on the water. Give us a call if we can help you out.

Tight Lines, Cory Godell 541-771-2288

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