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!


March 4, 2012
Deschutes Passage News
Mike Boyd
Another update from PGE and happenings for fish passage on the Deschutes. A lot going on.

Adult salmon and steelhead to be passed above Deschutes River dams in 2012

March 2nd, 2012

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation recently announced a one-year strategy for upstream passage of up to 50 percent of the returning adult salmon and steelhead that were naturally-reared in historic habitats above Round Butte Dam and passed downstream through the new fish facility. 

All these fish were marked by removal of their right maxillary bone when they were captured at the Round Butte Fish Transfer Facility in 2010 and 2011.  This is a major milestone in the effort to reintroduce and develop self-sustaining runs of spring Chinook and sockeye salmon, and summer steelhead returning to historically used streams of the middle Deschutes, Metolius and Crooked Rivers.  We expect upstream passage to begin when spring Chinook are first captured in the Pelton Fish Trap in late May. 

For more information, see the ODFW news release.

-          Don Ratliff, senior PGE biologist

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