Fish Of The Day

Fish Of The Day

Our buddy, Brandon and his buddies caught this bad boy and a couple others in a tiny inlet creek to a lake near Skyline...
Lake fishin

Lake fishin

Mouse went back to his homeland in the Midwest. Hooke into some good fish in one of the great...
Oregon Fly Fishing Owyhee River

Oregon Fly Fishing Owyhee River

Day 2 of my solo fly fishing adventure landed me at the Owyhee river below the Owyhee Reservoir. This river is unique! I have heard good things about huge brown trout in this river. At first sight of the river I am disappointed. The water is green! I figured I’m pretty low in the canyon and it must clear up around the dam. I keep driving and the water color stays the same. I’m thinking to my self I wasted a few hours last night driving here. I get all the way to the Owyhee Reservoir and the lake is green too. I’m bummed! Thinking there’s no way I’m going to catch any fish in this dingy water. I was a good 7 hours from home and paid the money for a daily fishing license so I figured I would at least give it a try. I found a good zone and tied on some nymphs. I fish my way up through the run  and no luck. When reaching the top of the run I figure I was almost done. I then decided to fish my way back to the truck and head out. I tied on my sink tip leader and a Platte River Spider (baby brown trout streamer). I make a few casts and then slam fish on. I’m suppressed! I strip back a 12″ brown trout. I let him go and take a few steps down river and make a couple more cats. Slam again another fish. This guy was a beast. This is why I made the trip. He owned me and ended up getting...
Oregon Fly Fishing        Deschutes River

Oregon Fly Fishing Deschutes River

While driving home from a work conference in Mt Hood Oregon I went on a solo fly fishing adventure. I knew the Salmon Fly hatch was moving up the Deschutes so I headed South to Warm Springs. I arrived to find plenty of bugs but also plenty of fly fisherman too. I wasn’t the only one looking to get some big bug action. I didn’t let the crowds get me down. I booted up and tied on a tan Chernobyl Ant and figured I would see if I could find me a fish. Right off the bat I got a few misses. This bummed me out. Then while swapping flies I saw a fish rise in less than a foot of water. While not expecting much I casted that way and within seconds fish on. It was  a 20″ or so Red Side. It was a beast, he ran down stream almost to my backing. I did the best I could to not over play him but he was to much of a match for me and got away. Thinking this may be my only chance at a good fish all weekend I was upset. This meant beer time. While drinking a beer and going over how I blew it I decided to walk even further down stream and look for a new zone. I found a good looking run that I could wade out to and get a good back cast. I didn’t see any surface action but figured I would go to work. After a few casts fish on. It was a little guy but still got...