Owyhee River, OR

Pump House Riffles; Karl's Bend; Regular Hole

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Outing Information

Start/End Time
1:00pm to 7:00pm
Best Fishing Time
Water Temp
Water Clarity
Stained - 1' to 3' visibility
Water Level
Jason Hansen

Fish Caught

Brown Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
0 0"
0 0"
Total: 0 fish Top Patterns: Unspecified (0)


Sunny X X
None X X
None X X
Very Light - <5 knots X
Light - 5 to 10 knots X
Medium - 10 to 15 knots X
Air Temp High/Low
55.0°F / 52.0°F
Wind Direction
Weather Front
Moon Phase
68% Full (Waxing gibbous)

Other Patterns Tried

  • #20 Olive CDC Parachute
  • #20 Olive CDC Biot Thorax Dun
  • #14 Mahogany Comparadun
  • #20 Black Parachute Midge Emerger
  • #20 Olive Parachute Midge Emerger
  • #20 Griffith Gnat
  • #16 Olive Trigger Nymph (Mercer)
  • #18 Black Disco Zebra Midgeling


  • #20 Dark Olive Blue-Winged Olive Ephemeroptera Baetis
  • #16 Pale Morning Dun Ephemeroptera Ephemerella
  • #16-#18 Mahogany Dun Ephemeroptera Paraleptophlebia
  • Midge Diptera

Insect Seining

No seining information for this outing.

Fishing Partners

Karl Sloth


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Karl and I arrived around 12:30 and scouted several holes and found no hatches nor fish. We decided to fish the Pump House riffles, but after fishing for 20 minutes and seeing nothing, we headed down to Karl's Bend.

We spent quite a bit of time just trying to spot fish in the low flows, and were successful only in spotting a couple fish. Eventually, baetis started hatching in good numbers and trout continued to ignore them for the most part. I walked downstream to the next set of riffles where there were 3 or 4 fish rising sporadically in a small run. Mahoganies were now hatching in good numbers, but as I started fishing the wind came up. The wind and my casting put the fish down.

I walked back up to Karl and ate lunch while he cast to one of the few fish that rose consistently. No love. We eventually went down to the Regular Hole where there were a few fish rising in the riffles. I fished to a few fish - no love. Shadows hit the water and fish starting rising all over the place. I hooked one on a parachute bwo pattern but he got off. I then got frustrated by every fish I fished to. Eventually I realized they were rising to midges - but intermittently for the most part. Karl caught 3 in the evening in one spot.

I dunno. I felt no spark from today. For as many insects as were out and about, the fish were real weird.