Deschutes ‘21

Posted: February 3, 2021 by Hellcat in Fish Reports
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Hopefully by the end of the year we are all vaccinated and safe so we can fish more often and with more people!

I was able to break away and make a trip over to the Deschutes with the fellas a couple weeks ago. It’s become a tradition for us to meet up at The Imperial Lodge in January and try our luck for redside rainbow trout. It was so nice to be able to stick to it!

Prell was able to wrestle a toad out of there and the rest of us basically practiced our casting…but I’ll take it! Can’t wait to see these guys again soon for a spring trip!

John Prell with a Dandy redside!!!
Me, Prell, DC, Murray, Meskel & Richey
When everyone drives separately during a pandemic!
Deschutes River, Maupin OR

Quarantine Chrome Coho

Posted: December 4, 2020 by Hellcat in Fish Reports

Please enjoy the latest exploits from the Triple A Team! All Around Angler in the house. Special thanks to big Jeff Donaca for always having my back and getting out this year despite all the fucking bullshit going on. Appreciate you brother. Extra shout to Shawn Richey and Chris Del Carlo. Those are my brothers too.

Stay safe everyone. Keep your tips up. And wear a mutherfucking mask FFS.


Here’s a few trout shots I was able to grab of a few trout while over in Pinedale recently.

New Fork River, Wyoming
Green River, Wyoming
Green River, Wyoming

After a wildly successful family vacation to Pinedale Wyoming, I thought I would start putting up some of the pictures from our trip and give the website some long lost love.

Here is a picture of Maxwell at a pond relatively close to the cabin where we would get his first beautiful rainbow trout.

Lots more to come from this trip!

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.


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.