Owyhee 5 day float
Beautiful scenery and even better fishing
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.
Boyfriend and I had an excellent time on the Owyhee river with Andrew, who was very accommodating to our skill levels. We both learned a ton and were encouraged along the way. We had a great time catching rainbows and brown trout!!!
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.
A bass every cast?
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
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!
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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With Dreams On the Fly
My wife and I fished with Andrew Catt on the Owyhee River on May 15th. Andrew was very helpful before our trip sending us map information and drive to information, as well as letting us know what we needed to bring with us. We had a beautiful day, with near perfect weather, the river, although slightly off color was a beautiful high desert setting. We had deer walk up to us while we were in the water, watched Osprey's fishing with us, and even got a great chorus of Chukker Partridge singing to us from the rocky canyon walls! Andrew was a terrific guide, continuing to work very hard, all day long to try and "break the code", using numerous different techniques and fly patterns to get the fish to eat. My wife and I are avid fly fishers, and have been I have been fly fishing for 60 years, so we understand that some days the fish just don't want to co-operate! Susie, my wife, was able to land two beautiful Brown's, on nymphs under an indicator, and I landed one on a dry fly, and blew the opportunity to land a very nice fish, that I'm sure was over 20"! Andrew set me up in the perfect spot, even helping my 70 year old legs wade in some difficult water. I threw a number of different patterns to this fish, getting numerous refusals, until we put on a suspended midge pattern, and after trying for over 30 minutes, the fish finally ate my offering! Unfortunately, I was so excited to see it finally happen, I set too soon, and just gave the fish a sore lip! Beside working his tail off to get us into fish, we stopped mid day and had the best shore lunch I have ever been provided by a guide! The day was great, the company was great, the scenery was great, the food was awesome, the fishing was very interesting, and the catching was "So So" but I would certainly give great marks to our guide! John and Susie Schultz
Andrew Catt guided myself, my son, and my father-in-lawn on the Owyhee River in Late May. What a great experience! I had never fly fished before, but Andrew was very patient and informative. His patience with my 9 year old son was outstanding! Andrew had to run around constantly helping us to get on the fish, teach us, tie lines, etc. and he never missed a beat. We were fortunate enough to add some nice sized brown trout to the experience and the beautiful scenery of the Owyhee Mountains. It was a trip I we will never forget, and it is all mainly due to Mr. Andrew Catt and Dreams on the Fly.