Owyhee River, OR

Rock Garden; Crapper Hole; Powerline Hole

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Outing Information

Start/End Time
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Best Fishing Time
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Water Temp
Water Clarity
Stained - 1' to 3' visibility
Water Level
Jason Hansen

Fish Caught

Brown Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
4 18" #20 Olive CDC Biot Sparkle Comparadun
2 18" #20 Olive CDC Biot Thorax Sparkle Dun
6 18"

Rainbow Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
1 12" #20 Olive CDC Biot Sparkle Comparadun
1 12"
Total: 7 fish Top Patterns: CDC Biot Sparkle Comparadun (5) CDC Biot Thorax Sparkle Dun (2)


Mostly Cloudy X
Cloudy X
None X
Rain - Light X
None X
Light - 5 to 10 knots X
Air Temp High/Low
55.0°F / 50.0°F
Wind Direction
Weather Front
Moon Phase
74% Full (Waxing gibbous)

Other Patterns Tried

No other pattern information for this outing.


  • #18-#20 Blue-Winged Olive Ephemeroptera Baetis
  • Midge Diptera

Insect Seining

No seining information for this outing.

Fishing Partners

Karl Sloth
Zak Stroud


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We got a perfect day weather-wise. It ended up being temperate and cloudy in the afternoon and a solid baetis hatch came off. We fished the crapper hole, avoiding the redds where browns were chasing each other, and focusing on the fish sitting in the slack water out of the current sipping adults. I had a solid afternoon, landing 6 browns and missing 15+ other fish.

It's surprising to me how big the BWOs are on the Owyhee this time of year (18-20). The BWOs that hatch there during the summer seem smaller (20-22), and the BWOs that hatch on the SFB this time of year are tiny (22-24).

Around 4pm we moved up to the lower end of the Powerline hole and fished to risers. Turns out the fish were mostly small rainbows rising to #20 dark olive midges. Huh. My guess is most of the big browns were up towards/in the riffles.