May 27, 2017- If you haven't been on the Deschutes in the last week or so, NOW is the time. Although the stoneflies showed up on time in early May, it took a while for the weather to warm up and get them flying. Last week brought some hot temps to the canyon and put the big bugs into flight mode, which finally stirred up some serious action with the fish. We are finally retiring the bobber rods for a while and even snipping the little dropper flies off of the big dry flies. Down and dirty, bow-and-arrow jungle fishing is the name of the game and we couldn't be more excited. This is when the biggest resident trout of our season show up to play. Give us a call and get down here!
 

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Keep Tribal Permits Handy
July 6, 2012
Mike Boyd
Word on the Street... The last week or so heard a little river gossip that is worth passing on. I was told by a guide buddy that the tribe is step up patroling Dry Creek to Trout Creek and that they want the Tribal permits ON  YOUR person or they will cite you.  I know, normally I... Read more
 
Haiku and Bob Ross
June 18, 2012
Mike Boyd
Alright, maybe I'm getting a little soft. The trip the other day was a blast. Old clients that are a hoot to fish with.  Super fun to fish with. Jon stated the night before "touch base" phone call with a sense of humor. I started "hey Jon, just touchin base for... Read more
 
Sharks Trump Snakes
June 13, 2012
Mike Boyd
Sharks Trump Snakes By: Mike Boyd I think I seem some ducks out there “What are those”?  A black object juts out of the water followed by another.   “Must be some diving bird like a cormorant, or a mergy.” I reply.   Nope, guess again mainland haole... Read more
 
Filling up the Stoke Tank
May 13, 2012
Mike Boyd
It it not too often I am on the other end of the stick as far as being guided or going on a destination trip. Normally I'm the one that is the destination and doing the pointing and instructing, not holding the cork.  All a different game. It is hard to make the  cast under pressure on... Read more
 
Pre Season Mental Preparation
May 8, 2012
Mike Boyd
As much fun as the Deschutes Trout and Steelhead season is, and as rewarding( if slightly sadistic) as winter steelheading can be once it all comes together, the salt and the finned critters in the brine rip.  I was so very fortunate to get a little island hopping and flats stalking to... Read more
 
NFS Quarterly "Strong Runs"
March 18, 2012
Mike Boyd
The Native Fish Society is on the fore front of standing up for the wild fish we revere.  Here is their most recent quarterly. Some good stuff in there to check out. Click and check it out. Read more
 
Breaking up the Winter Time Blues
March 18, 2012
Mike Boyd
March....winter steelheading is still going on, and March can be one of the best for winter chrome. But March, winter feels like it is lagging on. The urging for spring and summer is there. At least for me, I like sun and long days and having options of what and where to go play, and not... Read more
 
Deschutes Passage News
March 4, 2012
Mike Boyd
Another update from PGE and happenings for fish passage on the Deschutes. A lot going on. « 2011 a historic year for Deschutes fish passage Adult salmon and steelhead to be passed above Deschutes River dams in 2012 March 2nd, 2012 The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and... Read more
 
Fish Passage 2011 in Review
February 7, 2012
Mike Boyd
Here's 2011 in Review from PGE 2011 a historic year for Deschutes fish passage November 23rd, 2011 There are just a few weeks left in 2011, so here?s a year-end wrap up on downstream fish passage: We had some exciting and historic milestones this year when fry planted upstream of Pelton... Read more
 
Tubes are Infinitely Adjustable= Chromers
December 14, 2011
Mike Boyd
Tubes are Infinitely Adjustable = Chromers On December 13th, 2011 by Mike Boyd A little trim provides the confidence to catch this one. One of the things I have really dug about tubes is their versatility. A handful of tubes, a spool of Maxima, some Octopus hooks shove them into... Read more
 
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Fishing Reports
  • DESCHUTES RIVER - LOWER
  • May 27th, 2017
    Mostly sunny
    Temperature: 80 ° F 
    Fishing: Excellent
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  • August 3rd, 2015
    Sunny
    Temperature: 85 ° F 
    Fishing: Good
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  • May 13th, 2015
    Partly cloudy
    Temperature: 65 ° F 
    Fishing: Great
Stream Flows
  • DESCHUTES RIVER - Madras
  • Flow (cfs): 4800
    Temperature (°F): 53.42
  • DESCHUTES RIVER - Moody
  • Flow (cfs): 6110
    Temperature (°F): 56.66

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