Owyhee River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Three Rivers Ranch
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Owyhee River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Midges, Midges and more midges! Nymphing has been the most consistent as hatches havn't been bringing the fish up. Have a good selection of zebra midges in sizes 18-22 in black, red, and brown variations. 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 Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Three Rivers Ranch

Water flow: 219 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:

BWO, Caddis, Callibaetis, 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

Running your favorite tailwater baetis nymph to a zebra midge dropper will be your best bet and most productive. With the higher flows the hatches have been there, but the fish have been sporadic feeding on them. Should be a couple more weeks till we really start seeing consistent hatches and heads up

7-Day Forecast

Check NOAA for 10-day forecasts.


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