Daily Archives: August 1, 2022

10 Tips for Fishing Small, Cool-Water Streams in Late Summer

10 Tips for Fishing Small, Cool-Water Streams in Late Summer

Just because a feeder creek is small doesn’t mean that it holds only tiny trout.Photo by Phil Monahan Depending on where you live, fly-fishing for trout in August can be tough because water temperatures are usually at their highest points of the year. But there usually are places to find trout willing to eat a fly: small tributaries that often…

Oregon Set to Open The Summer Steelhead Season on the Deschutes

Oregon Set to Open The Summer Steelhead Season on the Deschutes

Oregon’s Deschutes River will have a fishing season for summer steelhead this year, announced the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW). The summer steelhead fishing season on the Deschutes will open on August 15th. Throughout the last few years, wild steelhead returns have been so low that fishery managers were forced to close many river systems in the Pacific…

Master Class Monday: How to Catch Trout from Tailouts

Master Class Monday: How to Catch Trout from Tailouts

Today’s Master Class Monday video by Dave and Amelia Jensen is the seventh installment in an 11-part series on how to read trout water. Here, Dave explains how to fish tailouts–those shallow, slow stretches at the bottom of a pool or before a change in river features. Trout will risk being exposed in such shallow water if there’s food to be had,…

This Year’s “20 Days in September” Contest Starts a Month from Today!

This Year’s “20 Days in September” Contest Starts a Month from Today!

Last year’s winning image, by Britt Reynolds, was taken at Cave Falls on the Fall River in Yellowstone National Park. The end of summer can be bittersweet for anglers, so to ensure that we make the most of the late season, we launched the “20 Days in September” Photo Contest back in 2015. The contest has grown every year, and participants…

Mercer’s Missing Link: Fly Tying Instructional Video

Mercer’s Missing Link: Fly Tying Instructional Video

Jim Sens is back in the shop to tie up a Mercer’s Missing Link. Jim says this is his favorite summertime fly to use on the McKenzie River and we pretty much agree with him. This one is tied up on a size 12 TMC100 hook – we wouldn’t go too much bigger than that and anything smaller is, well,…

Dragonfly Nymphs for Trout

Dragonfly Nymphs for Trout

This story from Ted Fauceglia over at Orvis discusses the role dragonfly nymphs could play in trout fishing. It’s an interesting read, about an insect I’m sure many of us have overlooked. Find the story in full here. The post Dragonfly Nymphs for Trout appeared first on MidCurrent. Source link

Deschutes River Open for Summer Fishing

Deschutes River Open for Summer Fishing

The Deschutes River in Oregon will open under “normal permanent regulations” starting August 15, from Moody Rapids upstream to Pelton Dam, per the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). Earlier this year, ODFW closed fishing from June 1 – to August 15 on the Deschutes due to “critically low returns in steelhead.” As summer has gone on, ODFW has…

Truck carrying live salmon overturns, causes free-for-all on the street

Truck carrying live salmon overturns, causes free-for-all on the street

A truck carrying live salmon overturned in Chile on Wednesday afternoon, spilling its contents on the street as traffic tried to navigate around the fish floundering on the ground while residents scrambled to get their share. News outlet Biobiochile described the street as a “river of salmon,” and a photo shows locals carrying plastic bags scrambling to catch the fish…

Low water, high temps threaten Crooked River fish

Low water, high temps threaten Crooked River fish

By Max Schwarz – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, The Crooked River below Bowman Dam is one of Central Oregon’s best and most consistent fishing spots. But it won’t be much longer if drought conditions force farmers to drain Prineville Reservoir. LINK (via Central Oregon Daily) Source link

Landon Mayer helps lead South Platte River cleanup

Landon Mayer helps lead South Platte River cleanup

Landon Mayer, one of the biggest names in Colorado fly fishing, helps with conservation efforts by helping organize the annual “Clean the Dream” at the … The post Landon Mayer helps lead South Platte River cleanup appeared first on Moldy Chum. Source link