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  • Southern tier fly fishing: Trout / bass fishing improving, weather moderating
    Southern tier fly fishing: Trout / bass fishing improving, weather moderating
    The weather has moderated a bit and is more in line with what is expected in mid-May. We've also had a little rain but not enough to recharge creeks, streams, and rivers. The hills are now really greening up. This is a good thing as it throws...
  • Southern tier fly fishing: Steelhead dropbacks, trout, and events
    Southern tier fly fishing: Steelhead dropbacks, trout, and events
    The week ended with some extraordinary weather. Some might argue the weather was too good with all of the sun, but that sun also helped to get bugs moving. And the continued dryness allowed most trout waters to drop and clear up.Fishing continues...
  • Southern tier fly fishing: Winter soldiers on, fly fishing events
    Southern tier fly fishing: Winter soldiers on, fly fishing events
    After another week of cold and snow, many anglers are ready to say, "uncle". We are truly in deep winter now, although temps may try to climb a bit this week. Most creeks, streams, and rivers are ice-covered or have large amounts of...
  • Southern tier fly fishing: Winter fly fishing and events
    Southern tier fly fishing: Winter fly fishing and events
    Winter continues to stumble along and while the area dodged a big snowstorm, it's still been snowy and cold. Anglers are either braving the cold chasing steelhead or spending their "angling time" working on equipment, preparing...
  • Southern tier fly fishing: Not so much fishing, but plenty of events
    Southern tier fly fishing: Not so much fishing, but plenty of events
    The first week of the new year was a cold one and not the best for anglers looking to wet a line. As is typical of January, most anglers choose to spend their "angling time" working on equipment, preparing tackle, tying flies, and...
  • Southern tier fly fishing: New Years fishing report, events
    Southern tier fly fishing: New Years fishing report, events
    Welcome to 2015! It was a somewhat white and cold holiday week that brought in the New Year. Fly fishing has slowed to its winter pace now. Most stillwaters have at least some ice on them, although the Finger Lakes are still fishable in places as...
  • Southern tier fly fishing: Thanksgiving fly fishing, December events
    Southern tier fly fishing: Thanksgiving fly fishing, December events
    Thanksgiving is here. While some anglers choose to retire to a comfortable chair or the fly tying bench, many will begin to gear up for early winter fly fishing. Choices are certainly more limited as temperatures drop, but for the weather-hardened...
  • Southern tier fly fishing: Fall fly fishing reports, events
    Southern tier fly fishing: Fall fly fishing reports, events
    It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. The weather is certainly feeling like it should, with cold temps and snow hitting the area most recently. And as a result of downward spiraling temps, the water is getting...
  • Southern tier fly fishing: November preview, Timber Creek Sportsman Shop closing
    Southern tier fly fishing: November preview, Timber Creek Sportsman Shop closing
    With November comes a mix of cold weather. While there can still be some days with warm daytime temps, the trend is now solidly heading down into the cold zone. Fishing transitions from a mix of species to coldwater species this month. Salmon are...
  • Southern tier fly fishing: Mid-Fall fly fishing and events
    Southern tier fly fishing: Mid-Fall fly fishing and events
    Leaves continue to fall but for the most part, the woods and hillsides are slowly turning bare and gray. The only colors in the hills and mountains now are the rust of oaks and the bright yellow and scarlet of aspens. Turnover has started in ponds...
  • Prospect for fall-run salmonids with the bunny leech
    Prospect for fall-run salmonids with the bunny leech
    As chill nighttime temperatures coax autumn leaves to reveal the fiery hues hidden under their green summer coats, river water temps drop correspondingly. This combination of lowered water temps and shortened periods of daylight triggers salmon...
  • Southern tier fly fishing: October fly fishing, BC Flyfishers
    Southern tier fly fishing: October fly fishing, BC Flyfishers
    Fall is fully entrenched. Peak colors can be seen in the hills and water temps are cooling but not as fast as nightly lows. Heavy fog is common in the river valleys as warmwater rivers release their latent heat. Fallen leaves are becoming a pain...
  • Smoked Steelhead Risotto with Corn and Tomatoes
    Montavilla market catch: Steelhead trout
    Last weekend a trip to the Montavilla Farmer’s Market yielded more than its fair share of just-picked veggies. Low and behold, there was a vendor selling fresh-caught-from-the-Columbia River Sockeye, Rainbow trout and luscious, I want to be...
  • All Around Angler
    Steelhead bobber fishing tutorial
    About this article:A bobber fishing tutorial from Christopher Heller and All Around Angler, LLC and Allaroundangler.com and Portland’s Fishing Examiner….No matter the time of year if you’re a drift boat angler on the hunt for...
  • BC Flyfishers opens to packed house
    BC Flyfishers opens to packed house
    The BC Flyfishers IFFF chapter held its first meeting to a packed house. In fact, the downstairs meeting room of the George F Johnson Library in Endicott was so full that there wasn't much room for more seats. All told, 41 people were present....
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