Owyhee River, Lower

River Levels

GAGE TIME FT/CFS ℉/TB GRAPHS
Owyhee
Rome
2 am 5.15/3490 ⇑ 7 30 year
forecast
Owyhee
bl Owyhee Dam
2 am 5.79/2360 7 30 year
forecast

 

What to Expect in April

HATCH NYM/
LAR
PUPA/
EMER
DUN/
ADLT
EGG-
LAY
Blue-winged olive
Callibaetis
Pale morning dun
Skwala
Midge
Scud
Sculpin
Leech
Crayfish
Baitfish

Hatches divided by half-month.
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

 

Look for midge and blue-winged olive hatches and maybe some pale-colored mayflies. Big leeches on a slow-sinking line are also a good bet in the deeper, slackwater pools. You might encounter some Skwala stonefllies below riffly sections, and later in the month some Callibaetis may be encountered in the slower water. Irrigation starts in mid-April, after which the water volume will be much higher and the temperature lower. This will tend to push the brown trout farther down the pools, away from the faster water.

For more information on April fishing, see the Rivers section of the General Oregon Report

What to expect in 

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twc
accwx

 

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