Spawning on the Owyhee has begun!

Every October we come to this point, mother nature has it all figured out.  Our beloved home river the Owyhee is host to thousands of Brown trout staging to spawn and give way to an entire generation of new fish.

20 inch + fish on #20 dry fly

Jerry P with an Owyhee Brown Trout

Please be careful if you choose to fish, not to disturb the redds.  You will find newly scraped gravel areas, this is where the fish lay their eggs.  After the 8th of October the water flows from the dam will decrease from 250 cfs to 16 cfs.  This makes the redds even more vulnerable to predators not only from man but also from wildlife.  It is our recommendation that you let the Owyhee lay fallow from pursuit of fish while this yearly phenomenon takes place.

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