The Skwalas are starting to wind down on the Owyhee. There are still some bugs around, but every day there seems to be fewer and fewer. The BWO’s are still coming off in force especially on the overcast day. They usually show up around 1:30 and stick around for an hour or two.
Usually, around the 15th of April, each year is when they bump up the river a couple...Continue reading
Now that our snow break is finally over, it’s time to get back to business. Dry fly season is starting to ramp up on the Owyhee. But with the nights still a bit cooler than average and the crazy cold snap that hit us hard for several day until a week ago, the skwalla hatch is running bit later than normal. We have seen a few skwallas, but we are by no means in the...Continue reading
OWYHEEIf you’re one of the few people still fishing the Owyhee, watch your step. A lot of the browns are now SPAWNING. Anywhere there is shallow water, small gravel and a bit of current mixed in, there is a good chance there are fishing spawning or eggs buried in the gravel. So please keep your eyes open.
It was a fun ride while it lasted on the Owyhee this summer. The hoppers seemed to come and go a bit faster than normal. This is probably do to the long hot, dry summer we’ve had. With that being said the browns still knew what they were and were definitely on the hunt for them. Even with hatches coming to an end quicker than normal the quality of the...Continue reading
Fishing the riffles the flats, you name it they’ve all been good. The longer the hot weather stays with us the sooner we will be fishing hoppers and those can really get those brown trout going.
Now that the Salmon Fly hatch is over the Deschutes is back normal. People are gone but the fish are still there and ready to play. The warmer weather that has been hitting us of late has already got the caddis hatch ramped up. Riffles are always a good bet but a lot of the fish are making their way to back eddies or slower moving water, aka smaller bug...Continue reading
The Skwala’s on the Owyhee are starting to wind down. If we are lucky, the bugs will stick around for another week or so. The fishing this spring on the Owyhee has been one of the more consistent springs we’ve had, with the exception of the weather mudding up the river for part of one day. This is the time of the month we need to watch the water levels....Continue reading
Here’s the short and simple of it. If you like fishing dry flies on small streams for brown trout, the Owyhee is the place to be right now. The warm weather that hit us the past few days has really cranked up the Skwalla hatch. The skwalla hatch should have a week or so left until it’s gone for another year.
Don’t forget trout season on the Lower Deschutes...Continue reading
All this amazing weather we’ve been having, hasn’t just got us excited, it has also got the fish super excited. These hot February days are warming up the water temps quickly which has made the bug hatches come off like crazy for the past week. All these bugs have made for some amazing midday dry fly action. As long as the warm weather continues to be awesome, so...Continue reading