Deschutes winter fly fishing fun!

Posted: January 15, 2020 by Hellcat in Fish Reports

What a great time with old friends!! Please enjoy a few photos from our Deschutes weekend getaway!

Casting on the Deschutes River

Posted: January 9, 2020 by Hellcat in Fish Reports

Check out this sequence of casting pics that Mark Murray took of me on the Deschutes this past weekend. We spent two days hitting the river and caught both trout and steelhead. More posts of this trip to come!

Elmer Fudd

Posted: November 20, 2019 by Hellcat in Fish Reports

“Had a good day on the John Day.  Started cold as hell and I was forced into my Elmer Fudd hat.  We went 2 for 5 and had a good time.  The fog lifted and the sun came out for the afternoon.” Dave Heller aka Elmer Fudd

Spey-caught steelhead

Posted: November 7, 2019 by Hellcat in Fish Reports

Congrats to dad for beating me to a spey-caught steelhead!! I guess I’ll have to try this style of fly fishing a whirl after all!!

Maglip fish

Posted: October 25, 2019 by Hellcat in Fish Reports

This was my last fish before the high water. Taken on a casted Maglip. Size and color undisclosed haha. Seriously though big thanks to Jason Resser for his tutelage with plug fishing. He’s changed my game.

As far as what’s up next? Time to do new things. The coast perhaps. I’m done locally though.

Thanks for your support.

H3llcat

More October chrome…

Posted: October 16, 2019 by Hellcat in Fish Reports

It’s been an amazing last month of fishing on my local home river. The Lewis. Known as the ‘North Fork’ locally, the Lewis is a river that can produce a spectrum of salmonid species on the same day. Often using the same methods.

With nearly 20 fish hooked the last month, The Diamond Back has been holding it’s own among a sea of jet sled guides looking for the same bounty.

Here are some more photos from a few trips…with some video to come at month’s end to celebrate the success.

Special thanks to my fishing partners helping make these trips happen. You know who you are.

Triple A in the house.

H3llcat

September Chrome

Posted: September 14, 2019 by Hellcat in Fish Reports

It’s that time of year on my home river. The time when you never know which species you might hook into during your float down the river.

It could be up to four species on any given day. Today it was three. That we know of. Who knows what those bigs ones were that broke my line. Or the chromer that rolled off at the boat halfway down the river.

On this river there’s always something to keep me coming back for more. For now please enjoy a few pictures of my trip with Jeff Donaca yesterday.

New Movie Here!!

Posted: August 28, 2019 by Hellcat in Fish Reports

Please enjoy this TV episode style movie from AAA about one of my Deschutes trips this year.

Joe finds some steel!!

Posted: August 23, 2019 by Hellcat in Fish Reports

I fish with him more than anyone I know. He’s a local slayer and an almanac of SW WA information…but that’s not why I love him. ? Our kids are great friends and his family rocks. Thanks for sharing, Joe, and great job!!

Nick’s Big D smashing…

Posted: August 23, 2019 by Hellcat in Fish Reports

Here he is with his annual Big D beatdown. Doing it better than most. That’s for sure.