Owyhee River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Owyhee River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fish long leaders of 5x or 6x in the 10-12 foot range for best results when targeting those risers on the dries. Call our Boise Fly Shop at (208) 939-6065 to find out the latest info on the Owyhee River and to Book a Guided Trip.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Owyhee River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Three Rivers Ranch

Water flow: 144 cfs

Visibility: 30 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Mid Afternoon

Best stretch: Snively Hot Springs up river to the Dam

Best access point: Great Road Access

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Hoppers, PMD's, Baetis, Caddis, Midges

Fish species: Brown trout, rainbow trout

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: BOI

Owyhee River Description

Beginning in northern Nevada, the Owyhee River flows northward toward southeastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho before it joins, as a major tributary, the Snake River.

The Owyhee and its tributaries gather watershed from the Owyhee Plateau. The river travels through steep canyon area, valley communities and the Duck Valley Indian Reservation. Once it crosses the Idaho border, it eventually meets ...

Techniques & Tips

Flows are holding steady at 140cfs which makes for great walk and wade conditions. Expect to see PMDs mixed in with baetis and caddis in the afternoon. Nymphing a variety of zebra midges in sizes 18-22 and baetis nymphs 16-20 will be your best bet.

7-Day Forecast

Check NOAA for 10-day forecasts.

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