Owyhee River, Lower

River Levels

GAGE TIME FT/CFS ℉/TB GRAPHS
Owyhee
Rome
6 am 3.80/1920 7 30 year
forecast
Owyhee
bl Owyhee Dam
6 am 4.42/1320 7 30 year
forecast

 

What to Expect in May

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

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

 

Keep an eye on the river gage; when the irrigation season starts, flows will increased substantially. Also, some Mays see a lot of water even without irrigation flows; it all depends on how much snow needs to melt.

Look for Callibaetis and morning midge hatches in the slow stretches, and caddis in the faster water. Size 16 caddis larva patterns can be effective this month. You might also encounter some blue-winged olives .

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

What to expect in 

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twc
accwx

 

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