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Hood River - Tucker - Oregon

Hatch Chart - Best Access/Spots - Local Fish - About

Water Flow Chart

Using Water Flow Charts & Weather Reports: Begin with our water flow charts to grasp stream velocity and volume – look for stable or rising trends to pinpoint ideal fishing times. Learn to interpret sudden spikes or drops, which can indicate potential challenges. Next, consult our weather reports to understand ambient conditions. Pairing the two, you can anticipate fish behavior, choose the right gear, and select the best fishing spots. Use these tools together for a holistic approach to your next fishing adventure.

In-Depth Weather

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Hatch Chart

Month Hatch Time of Day Recommended Fly Sizes Popular Fly Patterns
January Midges Morning to afternoon #18-22 Zebra Midges
Blue Winged Olives Afternoon #16-20 Blue Winged Olive Parachute
February Midges Morning to Afternoon #18-22 Zebra Midges
Blue Winged Olives Afternoon #16-20 Blue Winged Olive Parachute
March Skwala Stoneflies Afternoon to Dusk #8-10 Skwala Adults, Pat's Rubber Leg
Blue Winged Olives Afternoon #16-20 Blue Winged Olive Parachute
April Skwala Stoneflies Afternoon to Dusk #8-10 Skwala Adults, Pat's Rubber Leg
Blue Winged Olives Afternoon #16-20 Blue Winged Olive Parachute
Caddis Afternoon to Dusk #14-16 Elk Hair Caddis
May Caddis Afternoon to Dusk #14-16 Elk Hair Caddis
Salmonflies and Golden Stones All Day #4-6 Chubby Chernobyl, Rogue Foam Stonefly
Green Drakes Afternoon #10-12 Green Drake Parachute, Green Drake Cripple
June Caddis Afternoon to Dusk #14-16 Elk Hair Caddis
Salmonflies and Golden Stones All Day #4-6 Chubby Chernobyl, Rogue Foam Stonefly
Yellow Sallies Afternoon to Dusk #14-16 Yellow Sally Stone
July Hopper/Cicadas All Day #8-12 Dave's Hopper, Foam Cicada
Caddis Dusk #14-16 Elk Hair Caddis
August Hopper/Cicadas All Day #8-12 Dave's Hopper, Foam Cicada
Caddis Dusk #14-16 Elk Hair Caddis
September Hopper/Cicadas All Day #8-12 Dave's Hopper, Foam Cicada
October Caddis Afternoon to Dusk #8-10 October Stimulator, Orange Elk Hair Caddis
October October Caddis Afternoon to Dusk #8-10 October Stimulator, Orange Elk Hair Caddis
Blue Winged Olives Afternoon #16-20 Blue Winged Olive Parachute
November Midges Morning #18-22 Zebra Midges
Blue Winged Olives Afternoon #16-20 Blue Winged Olive Parachute
December Midges Morning to Afternoon #18-22 Zebra Midges
Blue Winged Olives Afternoon #16-20 Blue Winged Olive Parachute

While we strive to ensure the precision of our hatch charts, some reflect broader river region insights. Through ongoing partnerships with local guides and fly shops, we’re committed to refining our data. Should you notice any inconsistencies or have feedback, we welcome you to reach out. 

Best Fishing Spots

Hood River – Tucker is an iconic destination for fly fishing enthusiasts. Its unique geographic features and biodiversity make it a true paradise. Most notorious fishing spots encompass:

  • Hood River Mouth: This is a popular gathering place for salmon and steelhead, particularly during their fall run.
  • Lost Lake: Located in the Mount Hood National Forest, it’s well known for its trout population.
  • Tamanawas Falls Trail: Lures fishers with a wide range of fish such as brown trout, rainbow trout, and brook trout.

For maximum results, it’s recommended to fish in:

  1. Early mornings and late evenings
  2. During spring and summer
Remember, respect the owners’ property rights and always follow the state’s fishing regulations.

Best Access Points

The Hood River in Tucker offers abundant fly fishing opportunities with several prime access points:

  • The Marina area is a common entry point and offers large stretches for fly fishing.
  • Next, the Tucker Bridge provides direct access to the river with ample space for casting and retrieval.
  • The Tucker Park downstream of the bridge is another popular spot. It also offers camping facilities for those who want to make a trip out of their fishing adventure.
  • Furthermore, the Punchbowl Falls area near Dee offers stunning scenery and an abundance of fish, although be aware the terrain can be steep and challenging.
  • Lastly, the Upper Hood River above the town of Odell requires a bit of a hike in, but the isolation and calm waters make for an excellent fly fishing experience.

Local Fish

  • Steelhead: This is a highly desirable fish for its sport and culinary value, often recognized for its vibrant coloring and streaks.
  • Chinook Salmon: Also known as King Salmon, it’s another popular target for its large size and fighting spirit.
  • Coho Salmon: Coho Salmon are known for their incredible acrobatic displays when hooked, adding excitement to the fishing experience.
  • Trout: The Hood River is home to a variety of Trout species, with Rainbow Trout being a popular target for fly fishing.
  • Whitefish: These are smaller than the other species but are admired for their fight and are considered a good catch.
  • Sturgeon: These are among the largest fish that can be caught in the river, though they require heavy-duty equipment.
  • Cutthroat Trout: Known for its distinctive red cut on its lower jaw, it is a local favorite and a great catch.
  • Sockeye Salmon: These fish are recognizable for their vibrant red coloring during spawning season, adding to the thrill of the catch.

About The River

The Hood River – Tucker is a breathtaking stretch of land in Northern Oregon, USA that offers stunning views of Hood River Valley and Mount Hood. Its history is rich and diverse, marked by important events and fascinating characters. Priorities to settlers, the area was inhabited by the Native American tribes, the Chinook and Wasco.

With the arrival of the 1800s, Hood River – Tucker became a hub for orchards and fruit production particularly apples, pears and cherries. The apple industry’s boom led to the establishment of numerous canneries, forever shaping the economic ecosystem of the region.

  • In early 1900, the completion of the Mount Hood Railroad made transportation of the fresh fruits to markets a lot more efficient.
  • In the 1930s and 1940s, the construction of Hood River – White Salmon Interstate Bridge connected Tucker with the state of Washington, forging a link that would bolster commerce and deepen cultural ties.

In the present day, Hood River – Tucker still thrives as a vital agricultural zone, but it also enjoys popularity among adventure lovers for windsurfing, mountain biking, and hiking opportunities.

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