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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-30-2008, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Fishing oppurtunities in Bend, Orgeon?

So what's the fishing like there? Anyone live there or nearby?

Also, how is the hunting?

I may have an oppurtunity to move out there in the future.
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Contact 'Falconer' on the board.

He lives in Bend.

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Fishing in the Bend area is great. I think about the only places comparable are Western Montana and the Yellowstone area. The variety is incredible with lakes, rivers, and spring creeks all available with good public access.

What we have that Montana doesn't have is steelheead. Not right in town but about an hour downstream on the Deschutes. Also the John Day has steelhead in winter and bass in summer.

Hunting is decent but crowded. Getting a deer tag for one of the local units can be a challenge, but if you don't draw you can get an OTC tag for Blacktail on the west slope of the Cascades. Same with elk.

There are a few quail and chukar around on public land in Central Oregon as well as some pay to play pheasant hunting, but the best bird hunting in Oregon is the chukar hunting further east, 3 to 6 hours east of Bend.

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Thanks for the information Roger. I'm going to stay in Wichita, KS a few more years, but once Cessna gets it's new Bend facility running smoothly, I'd like to move out that way. I miss my steelhead and trout fishing and scenery.
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South of Bend down in the Klamath Falls Area is some very outstanding waterfowl hunting for Ducks & Geese.

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Okay, I think I need to make a trip out that way to Bend, Oregon and the PNW in general. What time of the year do you recommend for steelheading with the long rod? Any other planning advice would be appreciated. I also eventually would like to try for summer run steelhead waking bombers and sturgeon fishing, but those can wait. On my agenda is Washing and BC as well.
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South of Bend down in the Klamath Falls Area is some very outstanding waterfowl hunting for Ducks & Geese.
The Klamath has some outstanding FISHING of it's own. Williamson River, Klamath Lake - steelhead sized resident rainbow. Keno reach of the Klamath River downstream of Keno.

Things are afoot to remove several dams on the Klamath River below KFalls, which would allow steelhead and salmon back into their natal waters, which could change things there, some good, some possibly not so good.

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Well, I think I am going to apply for a job out there today. If I get the x-fer, I'll have to get to know you guys!

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Well, I am going to be headed out to WA and OR for about a week of fishing in laste February. What's happening about this time that I can fish for? I'll be on the Olympic Peninsula for a few days, then off to Bend OR for a few days.
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I live in Central Oregon and there is more fishing oppurtunities than I have time for!
In late February I would suggest some trout fishing on the Crooked river.
Or bull trout on the Metolius. Both of these rivers are within an hour of Bend.

Late February is certainly not the "best" time to fish in Central Oregon, but you can still have a great time, and possibly have the river to yourself.

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I live in Bend myself. February is an excellent time for Bull Trout - up to 18lbs for what I've seen! And... you can swing flies for them. : ) Its not easy, last time the AEG guys were here off their trip for Taimen they thought it would be a snap... they got SKUNKED in 5 days of fishing as far as I know.

Plus the various portions of the Deschutes can be fun for trout.

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I live in Central Oregon and there is more fishing oppurtunities than I have time for!
In late February I would suggest some trout fishing on the Crooked river.
Or bull trout on the Metolius. Both of these rivers are within an hour of Bend.

Late February is certainly not the "best" time to fish in Central Oregon, but you can still have a great time, and possibly have the river to yourself.

Thanks, KC
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Forks is the place to be for winter steel in Feburary. Surf the web for guides opperating out there. J.D. Love has been around for a long time.

Brian Yates (Whiskey Dick on this board) guides the Deschutes. He is in Redmond.

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PM for info, but you're close to The Met, and definitely within range of the Deschutes.

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