Fishing times on the Dean River
Everyone asks, "What is the best time to fish with
you?" The answer is, we have a great variety of species.
The PRIME TIMES listed here will help you fit your vacation
time to the time that will allow you to catch the species
you like. You should be able to combine several species.
Mid June to late August has is the time most anglers seeking
Steelhead and Chinook choose to fish the Dean. Those anglers
wanting to combine fly outs can view the dates below and
consult with lodge personnel to decide on best times.
Blackwell's Dean River Lodge
- June 15 through September 10.
Steelhead - Lower Dean
- June 15 to late September, dry and wet files, catch and
King Salmon - Lower
Dean - June 15 to July 10, wet fly and spin casting
Pink Salmon - Lower
Dean and fly outs. July 25 to September 1, wet fly, catch
Chum Salmon - Lower
Dean and fly outs. July 25 to late September, wet fly, spin
casting and catch and release.
Coho Salmon - Lower
Dean and fly outs. July 25 to September 20, wet fly and
Sockeye Salmon - Fly
outs, July 25 to August 15, wet fly, spin casting, and catch
Cutthroat - Fly outs,
June 1 to September 15, dry flies, wet flies, catch and
Rainbows - June 15 to
October 1 in most streams and rivers, including Upper Dean
and Blackwater. Dry and wet files in the streams and rivers,
flies and spin casting in the lakes.
- courtesy of April Vokey
Vokey at Blackwell’s Dean River Lodge
Dean River Lodge- Landing Chrome
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