Owyhee River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Three Rivers Ranch
Fly Fishing Map of Owyhee River, OR
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Owyhee River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Look to nymph through the earlier stages of the day, and keep your eyes peeled for the PMD hatch around 3 o'clock. The hatch has been spotty, but if you catch it at the right spot it will be great. Using a nine foot 5x leader to your first nymph, and dropping your second with some fluorocarbon 5x tippet will be your best bet. 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: 264

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:

PMD, Caddis, BWO, Callibaetis, Midge

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

Have a good assortment of Pmd patterns; cripples, emergers, and adults for the hatch. Nymphing your typical split case PMD's and BWO's, with a small midge as your second nymph is a good bet.

7-Day Forecast

Check NOAA for 10-day forecasts.


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