Rainbow Trout Introduced to Hosmer Lake

In June 2013 the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife introduced rainbow trout to Hosmer lake.  Their stated intent was to “diversify the fishery.”  Our fly fishing contributor, Wayne Seim, a published fish biologist, wonders if this was the right move for one of his favorite Central Oregon fisheries. (click images below to enlarge) Hosmer […]

Outdoor Life Names Bend One of Top Fishing Towns

Bend, Oregon is known as a premier destination for outdoor activities (and beer), consistently making top 10 lists for everything from golf to skiing.  This month Outdoor Life Magazine ranked Bend at #8 on their list of the best hunting and fishing towns in the United States. While there are plenty of hunters in Central Oregon, […]

2012 Fly Fishing National Championship in Bend, Oregon

Bend, Oregon has been chosen to host another national championship event.  Visit Bend announced yesterday that the 2012 Fly Fishing National Championship will be held October 18 – 20 at five Central Oregon fishing locations.  The press release doesn’t state what lakes or rivers will be included but it does say that those areas will be open […]

Camping at Crescent Lake

  One of the great things about living in Central Oregon is all of the great options there are for outdoor activities.  For our family, Crescent Lake is one of those options that we like to take advantage of.  It is only an hour and a half drive from Bend and is located just two […]

Fishing the Metolius River

From time to time I like to post contributions from people who have stories to share about their experiences in Central Oregon. This post was written by my dad, Wayne Seim. He is an avid fly fisher and loves fishing in Central Oregon. Less than an hour’s drive from Bend you can find some wonderful streams […]