Jan 23, 2017

Columbia Gorge Fishing Report (01/23/17)

Sorry for the lack of fishing pictures as of late, but we finally are thawing our after a horrendous ice storm this past week and I may finally be able to fish again!
This rig has gotten us through everything this winter has thrown at us!

There are definitely some winter steelhead being caught by the brave souls out there this past week.  The best reports have been coming from the Oregon Coast. Some of our more local rivers have finally gotten some water, as the rain and thaw continues, but I don't see any major spikes in flow in the next week.  I say pick and river and get out there while the weather abides, you can't catch them if your fly isn't wet!

We lost a lot of good trees due to the ice

Haven't heard much from the trout scene in the past week, but I would imagine the fish are hungry and biting well, especially with the low pressure and warming trend.

Looking forward to some swing time real soon!

  The USGS sites give us real-time flows, while the NOAA site shows us predictions based on weather patterns.  Both are invaluable tools.

Hood River:



Deschutes near Madras:

Deschutes at the mouth:

Columbia River
Bonneville Dam Water Temps
Columbia @ Hood River (The mouth of the Hood backs up at 75 feet)

As always, we are happy to talk fishing anytime.  Give us a call if you have any specific questions on local rivers, gear, and tactics, or if you just want some encouragement to get out of the office.  541.386.6977

Ryan Van Duzor
Gorge Fly Shop | Product Specialist

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