In spite of the hot, dry weather August was another good month to get out on the water. As always, pictures first with the reports below.
From Darryl Huff: My son and I did well on the Lower Deschutes re-opener.
From Timothy McSweeney: I spent the last week of August road tripping and backpacking around the state. Fishing was never the priority but a lot of fishing happened. I first hiked about 30 miles on the Elkhorn Crest trail in the Blue Mountains where a lot of brookies were caught (and eaten).
During one of the 12 mile days I came across some mountain goat hair and separately–a feather. So I decided to try to tie a fly lakeside with materials at hand and catch a fish, landing a brookie on the 3rd cast. The fly wasn’t pretty and it only lasted one fish, but it was a fun experiment. Then camped for a couple days on the John Day catching bass, and then met up with my family for some rock hopping and stocked keepers on Quartzville Creek.
From Chris Brehm: Fished Buoy 10 three times with only a few to bring home but released a lot of Tules. Good trout fishing at Wikiup but there was a huge Baetis hatch and the fish were gorged so most were caught on spoons. One day chasing commercial Tuna out of Ilwaco. Two of us caught over 60 Albacore on hand lines.
From Mike Shiiki: fished Timothy Lake with my Son and Dave Kilhefner. Beautiful day on the water and we caught some nice fish too.
From Dave Kilhefner: Lane Hoffman and I made a trip to the Green River in Wyoming, stopping at the Owyhee along the way. Fishing was a little tough but all the fish were quality.
From Dave Kilhefner: Managed to get out for Smallmouth Bass on the Willamette River out of Hebb Park.
From Ron Buchard: Stopped by and met up with some club members for lunch in West Linn. We had a nice visit and it was good to see old friends!
Thanks to everyone for providing these reports!