CANCELLED: Owahee River OR

  • 06 Jul 2020
  • 10 Jul 2020
  • SE Oregon, near Boise, ID


  • FREE CAMPING (GPFF covers fees).

Lower Owahee River in SE Oregon, July 6-10 (Mon-Fri).  Fishmaster - Rich Miller.

This is a famous tailwater fishery, home to large rainbows and browns that rise regularly each summer afternoon to PMD's. This part of the river flows through a beautiful canyon cut into high desert country.  The weather will be warm, but the river cold.  There are formal campgrounds on the Owahee Reservoir and just below the dam, but I prefer pickup camping along the tailwater.

The drive from Berkeley is 620 miles via Winnemucca (I-80 to I-95), with Google Maps estimating 9.5 hours driving.  That is a lot less than I've ever taken.

Oregon fishing licenses are easy to get online. A 3-day license was under $40. You can get a non-resident annual license for around $120.


Motel accommodations available downriver in some of the nearby towns, perhaps half and hour away.

GPFF strongly encourages car pooling. Email me to coordinate rides, or, more generally, if you have questions.

Look here for fishout sheet a few weeks before the trip.


Tight Lines!
Rich Miller

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