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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March 18, 2012
Breaking up the Winter Time Blues
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 coccooned in poly pro, fleece and layers of waterproofness to ward off rain and snow. I'm ready for boardshorts, wet wading, shades and sunscreen.


So what to do? Well you can always winter steelhead. Alright, what to do if you'd like more numbers. The trout fishing around Central and Eastern Oregon can be really good this time of year. So if you are heading over to Bend to make some turns on the Mountain, don't forget your fly rod. If the snow stinks, keep on heading east and save the money on a lift ticket. March and April bring great hatches of Blue Wing Olives, March Browns, Midges, Little Black Stones, and even Skwalas on some rivers.


Matt slipped away a couple days ago for some trout action since the west side steelhead rivers where going out. The Crooked did not dissapoint. Heavy hatches of BWO's and lots of heads up with steady consistent great dry fly fishing. The good old Crooked, easy access, lots of trout and what they lack in size they make up in volume. A nice way to spend a winter day. There are other options besides the Crooked. The Deschutes has sections open all year. The Fall and Metolius. Or go on a real adventure and poke around out east. Lots of fun nuggets and hit em now before run off. The trout fishing this time of year can be better than you'd think, it is a little off the radar, but a great way to jump start the season and really get pumped for sunny days and fast approaching salmon flies and caddis of summer.



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Fishing Reports
  • DESCHUTES RIVER - LOWER
  • May 27th, 2017
    Mostly sunny
    Temperature: 80 ° F 
    Fishing: Excellent
  • DESCHUTES RIVER - LOWER
  • August 3rd, 2015
    Sunny
    Temperature: 85 ° F 
    Fishing: Good
  • DESCHUTES RIVER - LOWER
  • May 13th, 2015
    Partly cloudy
    Temperature: 65 ° F 
    Fishing: Great
Stream Flows
  • DESCHUTES RIVER - Madras
  • Flow (cfs): 4300
    Temperature (°F): 57.92
  • DESCHUTES RIVER - Moody
  • Flow (cfs): 5130
    Temperature (°F): 68.36

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