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Steelhead is here

Capt. Cory Godell
July 14, 2016
Bend - Freshwater Fishing Report

Deschutes River
There are already some steel poking their heads into the Deschutes. There has already been a few caught up as far as Macks Canyon. But the bulk of them are still on there way so it's still a touch early to put the trout rods away and switch to steelhead. The steelhead fishing doesn't fully ramp up until mid august, but that's just a few weeks away. Once they are here we will target them right on through the end of the year.

If you're not a steelhead guy, there is still plenty of great trout fishing to be had on the Deschutes. Our trout season is going strong and will continue to do so right on through October.

Owyhee (round two)
Timing is everything and that time is now. Our second round of big bugs is just about to start up. Every year our first major hatch on the Owyhee is the Skwala hatch which starts in March and goes through a chunk of April. After that for a couple months we fish some smaller caddis and mayflies. But now it's time to start fishing big dries again. So if you want to be on the front edge of our terrestrial season, it's time to head for the Owyhee. Go time starts in August.

Tight Lines

Deschutes River Anglers

Target Species:

Steelhead, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout

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We offer several different fishing trips. We guide the Deschutes River from May through November where we do 1 to 5 day float trips. In the March and April we do day trips on the Owyhee River for big brown trout. Lastly we do day floats from December through April chasing winter steelhead on the Sandy River just outside Portland OR.

Contact Info:

Deschutes River Anglers
3286 Jonah's Ct.
Bend, OR
Phone: 541-771-2288
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