Saturday, September 14, 2013

Low flows on the Owyhee......

...means warmer water. Sure the browns may not be natives but they are wild [spawners] and the Owyhee offers some great opportunities. Try to respect these fish and be mindful of the lower water level effects on fishing - not only on the Owyhee but on all late summer trips!
Owyhee River
Flows on this water are controlled by irrigation and with this dry year the lake is low and flows are being metered. Apparently one of the lower water years in recent history and that has bio's in Eastern Oregon concerned.
ODFW has a  few tips on the water over east - give it a quick read and help out by monitoring your methods/tactics. Let's help out this big fish water if we can! And extend the same courtesy to all our late year fishing!