Owyhee River Fly Fishing

The MOST popular fly fishing river in Oregon.

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Southwest of Nyssa in west-central Oregon, the Owyhee River below the Owyhee Dam is known for its stocked brown trout and rainbow trout. The most popular stretch is the tailwater trout fishery starting just below the Owyhee Dam and runs north for 10 miles to the confluence with the Snake River.

To reach the Owyhee Dam from the town of Owyhee on SR201, head west on Owyhee Avenue for 4 miles. Turn left heading south on Owyhee Lake Road for 18 miles to the dam.

Overall, Owyhee River is the 1st most popular fly fishing river of all 22 fly fishing spots in Oregon.


Local Contact(s):  Oregon Tourism (800) 547-7842; Oregon Fish And Wildlife (541) 440-3353.

Recommended Book:  "50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish" from Wendy Gunn

Recommended Map:  "Oregon River Map" from Frank Amoto

Reference Source:  click here http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/fishing/

Article Source:   Best Owyhee River Fly Fishing Review https://www.myriverguide.com/?id=20061

GPS:  43.65136, -117.24726

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  7/7/2016

ID:  20061

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