For a great day fishing the Owyhee be prepared to switch between dry fly and nymph tactics throughout the day. Early morning spinner falls have had fish looking up, and dry-fly fishing has been on the decline as we continue into late summer/fall. There has been an early morning lull for dry flies until the PMD/Pink hatch starts around 1:30 p.m. If you’re in the right spot, expect a good power hour or two of fishing during the hatch. Hoppers in yellow and tan have been producing some nice late summer browns, Run a dropper 2-3ft below.

PMD’s, Pink Cahill, BWOs, Caddis, Midge

USGS Water-data graph for site 13183000Owyhee River below the Dam

USGS Water-data graph for site 13181000Owyhee River near Rome, OR