Owyhee River, OR

Smokey the Bear hole; Regular hole

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Outing Information

Start/End Time
1:00pm to 5:20pm
Best Fishing Time
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Water Temp
Water Clarity
Murky - <1' visibility
Water Level
Jason Hansen

Fish Caught

Brown Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
1 16" #14 Brown Comparadun Fish Depth: < 1'
Water Depth: 1' - 3'
1 19" #14 Brown Comparadun Fish Depth: < 1'
Water Depth: 1' - 3'
2 17½"


Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
1 8" #8 Gray Zonker
1 8"
Total: 3 fish Top Patterns: Comparadun (2) Zonker (1)


Sunny X
Cloudy X
None X X
None X
Very Light - <5 knots X X
Light - 5 to 10 knots X X
Air Temp High/Low
51.0°F / 49.0°F
Wind Direction
Weather Front
Moon Phase
58% Full (Waning gibbous)

Other Patterns Tried

  • #20 Black Clear Wing Spinner
  • #20 BWO CDC Biot Thorax Dun


  • Blue-Winged Olive Ephemeroptera Baetis
  • Midge Diptera

Insect Seining

No seining information for this outing.

Fishing Partners

Bogus Boguster


No waypoints were saved with this outing.


I started at a new hole after driving up to the Regular hole and not seeing any rises anywhere. I arrived to the river to see that fish had started rising in real shallow water. I rigged up with a #14 comparadun and a #20 bwo dropper. My first or second cast resulted in a missed rise. A couple casts later and I hooked a nice 16" brown. One cast later I hooked and landed a great 19" brown that was feeding about 1' off the bank, and actually moved 8" off his feeding lane to take the comparadun. After releasing him I cast to another feeder a couple feet up and missed the rise.

After that, things went pretty cold. The weather was starting to turn, the wind picked up a bit, and fish had stopped rising for the most part. I walked around and fished and missed one rise but had little action, so I drove up to the Regular hole. There were some risers up at where the riffle meets the pool but I had no rises. I tried streamers throughout the hole and only got hits from crappie. Real slow evening.