Owyhee 5 day float

The Owyhee River from Rome, Oregon to Birch Creek is a 5 day float trip. There are no roads for almost 49 miles, there is no cell service, no Internet connection….no people!
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Beautiful scenery and even better fishing 

Most of the whitewater guides choose to stop running the Owyhee at around 1000 cfs. After the water level lowers, the water temperature warms to trigger the smallmouth bass fishing phenomenon. There is a 4 week window between the time the water level starts to decrease and the time the water is too low to float. Yes, there are times when we get hung up on the rock gardens. Yes, at times we walk around the class IV waters. Yes we have fun, and catch hundreds of smallmouth bass! Fishing for smallmouth on this wild & scenic river is as good as the well known John Day River fishing was 20 years ago.

This is rugged country & miles (often times straight up 1000′ rock cliffs) from civilization, so we recommend that you be in good health. There are times when not even satellite service can be found.

    review rating 5  Andrew was great with my 10 y/o son. Very patient and positive. Would highly recommend.

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    9/11/2018

    review rating 5  Fun day on the water with Andrew. Andrew was patient and helpful with his instruction to my beginner wife. Had her making some beautiful casts in short order. He was also helpful with little tips for me to help correct some of my bad habits with casting as well. Excellent shore lunch that showcased his experience as a chef. Hard to beat good company, good food, and good fishing.

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    6/13/2018
 

A bass every cast?

The average smallmouth will be 10-14” with an occasional 17-18” fish. These bass are extremely aggressive and will hammer any topwater flies with a vengeance. Pound for pound smallmouth bass fight harder than any other freshwater fish.

Floating along the Owyhee River in Oregon, you pass through astonishing high desert canyonlands with thousand foot rhyolite cliffs and sand castle rock formations. Visitors will marvel at the variety of birds and mammals, including river otters, bighorn sheep and golden eagles. The Owyhee River’s fragile ecological balance requires the utmost respect from its visitors. We practice pack it in pack it out on everything. Even though this is a Wilderness trip, we do pride ourselves in offering a wholesome and generous menu. No freeze dried food on this one! Imagine having hot fudge Sundaes or ice cold fruit slushies on 100 degree days in the middle of the desert.

These trips are extreme eco friendly fishing trips with one guide per 2 clients. 5 days of wilderness camping at it’s finest. All camp gear is floated in separate gear boats with camps being set by crew daily. Most of our camps on the Owyhee are nice soft sand, similar to the fine sand of the Caribbean. Our water is filtered and there is a weight limit to the amount of gear taken.

 

New This Season – Owyhee River Scenic Float

Can’t get away for 5 days? New for the 2015 season we are introducing a scenic float trip on the Upper Owyhee River. The Owyhee River from Rome, Oregon to Birch Creek is a 3 day float trip. There is a small window for floating the river due to the water levels. This trip is perfect for those who want to get away from it all! There are no roads for almost 49 miles. There is no cell service, no Internet connection…no people! Normally, our guided adventures are geared toward fly fishing. This particular adventure is geared toward floating, camping, photography and relaxation. Guests are welcome to fish; although they will be responsible for their own fishing gear and tackle. Let us float you down the river, take care of the meals, and set up camp. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy.

A New York Times article in 2008 calls the Owyhee “The Grand Canyon of Oregon.” Floating along the Owyhee River in Oregon, you will pass through astonishing high desert canyon lands with thousand foot rhyolite cliffs and sand castle rock formations. Visitors will marvel at the variety of birds and mammals, including river otters, bighorn sheep and golden eagles. This trip is a photographers dream!

    review rating 5  Fun day on the water with Andrew. Andrew was patient and helpful with his instruction to my beginner wife. Had her making some beautiful casts in short order. He was also helpful with little tips for me to help correct some of my bad habits with casting as well. Excellent shore lunch that showcased his experience as a chef. Hard to beat good company, good food, and good fishing.

    thumb Chas McConnell-Soong
    6/13/2018

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    review rating 5  Been fortunate to be on many guided fly fishing trips across the country and Andrew is the best I've ever spent the day with. He was extremely knowledgeable about the river, hatches as well as where the big fish hang out. He never looked at his watch one time he was only interested in me having a great day and because of Andrew I had an amazing day.

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    9/20/2019

    review rating 5  We had a great day with Andrew and Ken and wholly recommend them. Andrew went above and beyond in giving us information before the trip to maximize our fishing trip, even on days we were not with him. Great guy, and knows the river well too.

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    7/16/2018