Thursday, December 4, 2014

Gift Certificates Are Available for that Angler on Your Christmas List!

Even Santa Would like a Free Guide Trip for Christmas!!
Gift Certificates are Now Available for Guided Fly Fishing Trips and Fly Fishing Lessons with River Borne Outfitters
for 2015!!

Call or email us for more information. Gift certificates can be all inclusive i.e. a full day guide trip or for a set dollar amount which can be applied to any trip or lesson we offer!


Please visit our website for pricing and trip option at www.riverborneoutfitters.com


If you have any questions or would like to buy a gift certificate over the phone
Please call 541-647-2584 or email us at info@riverborneoutfitters.com


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Crooked and Deschutes River Fly Fishing Reports

11/14/14

Crooked River: 
76 CFS

The Crooked River flows were reduced at the end of irrigation season (mid October), and are at the winter level. They will most likely drop even lower by the end of the season.  The current flows are low, but fishing has been good. Hatches of BWO's have been occurring all fall and will into the winter providing good mid day dry fly action. Nymphing pre hatch can provide some bites as well. Look for a good egg bite this month as well, as the whitefish are on the spawn.

The weather is the real factor this time of year. The Crooked is our best local winter fishery but you got to plan your trips and your fishing during the milder days.

Days with highs in the 40's or higher are fishable. Last couple of winters have been pretty mild, we were guiding  Crooked River half day guide trips during Christmas break last year!

If your in town to ski or for the holidays and the weather is mild give us a call! You may be able to wet a line on one of Oregon's best trout rivers instead!

Deschutes River:
4700 CFS

Trout:

Trout fishing closed along with the reservation side of the river at the end of October. Trout fishing remains open on the Deschutes, north of the reservation. Trout fishing can be good late fall, and in the winter, weather permitting. Look for hatches of BWO's and midges.

Steelhead:

This year the Deschutes Steelhead fishing has been better than the last few years. The hatchery returns are right around or slightly less than the 10 year average. But the wild returns have been better than the average! We have seen some really nice fish caught this year.

The weather until just this week was very mild. Water temps are still decent, but things are looking to cool off here with the recent cold snap and could very well shut it down. Camp trips are pretty much done, but  Deschutes River Guided Day Trips.  are still an option if the weather warms back up a bit.

Mild day temps in the 40's and 50's can still happen, if they do its game on again!

River Borne Outfitters offers day and overnight floats for Steelhead on the Deschutes from now into November! Read more for info on Deschutes River Steelhead Guide Trips!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Deschutes and Crooked River Fly Fishing Reports

9/4/14

Crooked River: 
220 CFS

The Crooked is fishing fair to good right now. There is a lot of algae in the river right now. Nymphing is productive, but you have to clean your flies every half dozens casts because of it. The PMD hatch was a bit of bust this summer. They are coming off, but not in large numbers. There is bit of dry fly fishing in the afternoon on PMD's and some Caddis, but for the most part it is sub par compared to last season where we saw some really good hatches come off and some great dry fly fishing.

That being said we are still catching good numbers of fish during our Crooked River half and full day guide trips.  Average size fish is up this season, with good numbers of fish up to 16+ inches.

As we move into fall we should start seeing some good dry fly action again with hatches of BWO's and Mahogeny Dun Mayflies.

Deschutes River:
4040 CFS

Trout:

The trout fishing is fair to good on the Deschutes right now if you know where to look for them. Trout fishing on the Deschutes in late August, early September can be tough though. These are the dog days of summer. 

During July trout move up onto the riffles and feed on caddis, as the caddis hatch waynes the bigger fish move down into deeper pools and tailouts. Similar to same type of water we find late fall steelhead in. The trout lay in this deeper water to escape the warming water temps and to conserve energy. Target this kind of water with nymphs and you will find some nice trout.

As we progress into fall, and the weather cools, the trout fishing will get better. We offer combo trips for trout and steelhead this time of year. Targeting multiple species by nymphing with a little larger tackle, etc. Read on for more info on Deschutes River Guided Day Trips.

Steelhead:

Deschutes Steelhead fishing is good up to Maupin. Typically fish are podded up this time of year so move around and cover lots of water to find fish. The morning bite is best, fishing mid day with tips and leaches, and evening dry line sessions can also provides results.

Within a couple weeks fish will be spread through the whole river. Upper river anglers with find pods of fish showing up , happening upon a pod a fish makes for one of those epic days you dream about!

River Borne Outfitters offers day and overnight floats for Steelhead on the Deschutes from now into November! Read more for info on Deschutes River Steelhead Guide Trips!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Deschutes and Crooked River Fly Fishing Reports

7/29/14

Crooked River:
222 CFS

We are in summer mode on the Crooked right now. Fishing is consistently good. The PMD hatch is a bit light, but is showing in the afternoon. Dry fly fishing opportunities are in the morning before the sun hits the water, and later on when the shade comes on.

We are seeing what seems to be less fish than last year, but bigger size fish. Each trip we are finding fish to 14-15" and have caught a good number in the 17-18" range. This is a definite improvement in quality over years past, when the average size trout was around 10 to 12 inches!

There is a midge bite early, if you want some technical dry fly fishing find some shaded water, and tie on a size 20-22 midge dry fly and have at it. Fish are selective and spooky when keyed in on the midges. The bite switches to the bigger mayflies midday and the fishing gets a bit easier on top.

Read on for more info on Crooked River Fly Fishing Trips

Deschutes River:
4130 CFS

Trout -

The trout fishing is fair on the Deschutes right now. The recent rains and resulting spike in the water level slowed fishing during our last camp trip. The return of warmer weather should make for some better fishing. Expect caddis, aquatic moths, and PMDs as far as hatches go.

Long leaders and stealth will help insure success when working feeding fish. Tan and green Elk Hair Caddis and X-Caddis are go to patterns for dry fly fishing.

Read on for info on Deschutes River Guided Fly Fishing Trips

Steelhead -

Steelhead fishing on the lower, lower river (Below Macks Canyon) has been good. Our first shot of fish came about a week early this year. We actually had a verified steelhead hookup just upstream of Maupin on our last camp trip.
This is not unusual to have the first shot of fish run up the river. They tend to be hatchery fish
B-lining for the dam.

But for the most part, the fishable numbers are still down low. Day trips in with jetboats or 2-3 day floats from Macks to the mouth is the only way to get after them at this point. There is a couple miles of walk in access at the mouth too, but expect crowds so go early...

Fishable numbers of steelhead will be throughout the river by September, we are available for a limited few camp trips from Macks to the Mouth from now until then. From September into November we offer day and overnight camp trips on the upper section of river (above Maupin) 

Read on for more information on Deschutes Steelhead Guide Trips.

If you are looking to experience the Deschutes River give us a call 541-647-2584 and book a Deschutes River Guided Fly Fishing Trip for the day, or two, or three!
 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Deschutes and Crooked River Fly Fishing Reports

6/19/14

Crooked River: 224 CFS

The Crooked River is fishing decent, though it is a bit of a transition time on the river.
Caddis are prevalent now, with some good dry fly fishing most days. Nymphing is producing as well.
Look for PMD's starting to show in good numbers soon. We have seen a few out there already, once this hatch gets rolling you can expect it like clock work in the afternoon for the rest of the summer.

ODFW is doing it's annual fish count survey from Big Bend to Cobble Rock. As they electrocute, and count everything that swims in the river fishing in this section of the river will be off during that time 6/16-6/20, and usually for a few day afterwords as well.

The river opened to bait fishing Memorial Weekend and as a result there is a new, different pressure on the river, with some harvesting going on. It is hard to believe ODFW allows bait fishing on one of the best wild trout fisheries in the state, but they do:( The fishery seems to maintain in the face of the pressure, but it sure is sad to seem worm containers, and dead fish on the banks from bait fisherman up sizing there catch. They are only allowed two fish a day, so if they reach there limit they are done. Though we have not witnessed first hand, we have seen fish on the banks left in exchange for something bigger caught later... If you see anyone doing this, or exceeding their two fish limit, get a discription of them and their vehicle if possible, and call the poacher hotline at 1-800-452-7888.


Deschutes River: 4200 CFS

The Salmonfly hatch is all but a distant memory now. Fishing is good though, with the fish and fishing transitioning to the Caddis Hatch. Fish have move up onto the riffles to feed and dry and dry dropper action has produced in the areas. Back eddies can also be good places to target fish on the surface this time of year as they lazily sip dead, spent bugs that are collect in the eddies. This is some of the more technical fishing you will find on the Deschutes, with stealth, longer leaders, and good presentations making the difference between success and failure.

We still have availability for day and overnight camp trips on the Deschutes this season. July is one of my favorite months to be on the river.

Fishing is still good and the angling pressure is a bit lighter after the Salmonfly craziness. Warm temps equal wet wading, and caddis fly swarms and some great dry fly fishing!
Camping is exquisite with warm summer evenings and long days and river to always cool off in.

If you are looking to experience the Deschutes River give us a call 541-647-2584 and book a Deschutes River Guided Fly Fishing Trip for the day, or two, or three!
 

Alaska Airlines Flash Your Pass Promotion!

“Alaska Airlines” Flash Your Pass Offer!


River Borne Outfitters is Excited to Announce it is participating in Alaska Airlines "Flash your Pass Promotion!"

After you book your flight to Central Oregon give us a call, and with proof of a Alaska Airlines boarding pass / printed itinerary you Receive either a free one hour casting lesson at a local park with a purchase of a guide trip ($50 value) or 15% off a guided fly fishing trip on the Deschutes or Crooked Rivers in Central Oregon, your choice!

Guide trips include 4 hours of fishing, equipment rentals, and beverages on the half days and 8 hours of fishing, wader and rod rentals, a deli lunch and beverages on full days. Fishing licenses required and not provided, discount cannot be combined with any other offers. Click on the link for more information on Central Oregon Guided Fly Fishing Trips!

To book a guided fly fishing trip call 541-647-2584

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Deschutes and Crooked River Fly Fishing Reports

5/27/14

Deschutes River:

4350 CFS

The Deschutes Salmonfly hatch is going on now! Fishing is good as result. The hatch seems a bit light this year, but there are enough bug to get the fish looking up! We are seeing more bugs and bigger fish from Whitehorse upsteam, though there are bugs (though fewer) and good fishing still down river to Maupin. To target fish eating the Salmonflies focus on rip rap banks, and behind alders, and along bank lines. Fish big Chubby Chernobyls (Sz.8) in the heavy water on the rip rap, try smaller patterns like the Clark Stone in the calmer spots behind the trees and along the banks. Fish are getting pressured now so switch up your patterns and lighten your leaders if your getting refusals.

We are also picking up fish in back eddies and feeding lanes on small PMDs and X-Caddis patterns.

I expect the fishing to be good for another week or two on the big bugs and then transition to caddis after that. Last year we had great caddis fishing in late June and July.

We still have availability for day and overnight camp trips on the Deschutes this season. July is one of my favorite months to be on the river.

Fishing is still good and the angling pressure is a bit lighter after the Salmonfly craziness. Warm temps equal wet wading, and caddis fly swarms and some great dry fly fishing!

Camping is exquisite with warm summer evenings and long days and river to always cool off in.
If you are looking to experience the Deschutes River give us a call and book a Deschutes River Guided Fly Fishing Trip for the day, or two, or three!

Crooked River:
246 CFS

The Crooked continues to fish great! The Mothers Day Caddis (Grannoms) are out and fish are taking dry flies on the surface most of the day. The peak caddis activity though is in the afternoon.

We fish a lot of dry-dropper set ups this time of year. With a hi viz Brown or Black Caddis on point, with a small PT or Caddis Pupae pattern as a dropper. Fish are picked up on both through out the day.

Redside trout continue to spawn this month.  Watch out and stay away from any spawning beds you see or you think you see. There is a huge problem on the Crooked with people actually fishing Redds (trout spawning beds). We see people, accidentally and sometimes not, fishing or walking through   Redds all the time. This is just plan wrong! Keep an eye out for and stay off any gravel that is 1" or less in diameter. Redds can be identified is these areas and are usually lighter in color than the surrounding gravel. Any fish seen with in these areas are most likely in the act of spawning.

 If you would like a Crooked River Guide Trip or would like more info on fishing the Crooked River gives us a call at 541-647-2584!


Sunday, April 27, 2014

“Alaska Airlines” Flash Your Pass Offer!


River Borne Outfitters is Excited to Announce it is participating in Alaska Airlines "Flash your Pass Promotion!"

4/19/14 Update: 

Follow the Link and get a discount code of 15% Off any flight with a Redmond/Bend destination on Alaska Airline!! (restrictions apply)

Flights must be booked by 4/29/14 to receive the discount
.

And after you book your flight give us a call, and with proof of a Alaska Airlines boarding pass / printed itinerary you Receive either a free one hour casting lesson at a local park with a purchase of a guide trip ($50 value) or 15% off a guided fly fishing trip on the Deschutes or Crooked Rivers in Central Oregon, your choice!

Guide trips include 4 hours of fishing, equipment rentals, and beverages on the half days and 8 hours of fishing, wader and rod rentals, a deli lunch and beverages on full days. Fishing licenses required and not provided, discount cannot be combined with any other offers. Click on the link for more information on Central Oregon Guided Fly Fishing Trips!

To book a guided fly fishing trip call 541-647-2584

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Crooked and Deschutes River Fly Fishing Reports

4/15/14

Crooked River :
 373 CFS

The spring water release from Prineville Reservoir is currently happening, though it is going to be a short event this season. Water levels have topped out and are already on the drop. People have been fishing through out the high water, and catching some fish! Look for fishing to be good and only get better as the river gets below 200 cfs. Expect some hatches of Blue Wings and some midges right now, and soon we will start to see some caddis. The Mothers Day Caddis come off strong in this river in the spring making for some great dry fly fishing...

If you would like a Crooked River Guide Trip or would like more info on fishing the Crooked River gives us a call at 541-647-2584!


Lower Deschutes River :
4700 CFS

The section of river bordering the Warm Springs Indian Reservation is still closed but opens up on April 26th. The river level is nice for this time of year. Fishing is good on March Browns and Blue Wing Olives. If the weather stays mild I predict the Salmonfly hatch will  come off early again this year. Look for the second week in May,  on to be good.

 We still have openings for the Salmonfly hatch. If you are looking to experience this annual event and some of the best dry fly fishing of the season give us a call and book a Deschutes River Guided Fly Fishing Trip for the day, or two, or three!
You can also book your Crooked and Deschutes River guide trips online at http://www.riverborneoutfitters.com/online-booking.html

Redd Alert!
Our Rainbows are on the spawn from now until early summer in both the Crooked and Deschutes Rivers. Keep and eye out and stay off of gravel bars. Focus more on dry fly fishing or dry-dropper techniques which will keep you away from spawners that are on the bottom. Land your fish quickly, revive adequately, and handle with care. Lets take care of this precious resource!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

“Alaska Airlines” Flash Your Pass Offer!

River Borne Outfitters is Excited to Announce it is participating in Alaska Airlines "Flash your Pass Promotion!"

4/19/14 Update: 

Follow the Link and get a discount code of 15% Off any flight with a Redmond/Bend destination on Alaska Airline!! (restrictions apply)

Flights must be booked by 4/29/14 to receive the discount
.

And after you book your flight give us a call, and with proof of a Alaska Airlines boarding pass / printed itinerary you Receive either a free one hour casting lesson at a local park with a purchase of a guide trip ($50 value) or 15% off a guided fly fishing trip on the Deschutes or Crooked Rivers in Central Oregon, your choice!

Guide trips include 4 hours of fishing, equipment rentals, and beverages on the half days and 8 hours of fishing, wader and rod rentals, a deli lunch and beverages on full days. Fishing licenses required and not provided, discount cannot be combined with any other offers. Click on the link for more information on Central Oregon Guided Fly Fishing Trips!

To book a guided fly fishing trip call 541-647-2584

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Now Booking!! 2014 Deschutes River Salmonfly Camp Trips!

Hurry Up and book a one of our limited Camp Trips for the annual
Deschutes River Salmonfly Hatch!

Starting May 15 - through June 6 we are offering 6 launch dates strategically timed to catch the hatch... Three or four day options are available for most launch dates. 

Scroll to the bottom of the page for more info or to reserve your trip online.  
Also, check out our Deschutes River Camp Trips page on our website.

Call Us at 541-647-2584 if you have any questions or would like to book a trip directly!