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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June 18, 2012
Haiku and Bob Ross
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 tomorrow". His reply was a shocked "tomorrow??"  After a tired road weary guide paused on the phone for a while processing we might have our calendars crossed, he started laughing. Glad some one has a sense of humor. Nice one. Good fisherman to boot, great attittude. Even some fun sibling and guide heckling in the mix. A little smash mouth fishing between brothers is a good sit com. The full package of a client that you are pumped to have in the front of the boat.
The fishing was decent to really good. We worked to find fish still looking for salmon flies and golden stones.  They where up to the task and worked hard waded into the jungle and made the cast deep in the nooks and crannies and found some good ones. The evening turned on with the shade and we hit some good caddis action and even more fish on the big dries to really pad the numbers. Great day.

But what really struck me, wasn't just the good fishing it was the whole day and the little things that make the full unforgetableness. We where sleazying around deep in the trees tryint to bow and arrow cast some tight spots. All of a suddens a western screech owl flushes overhead and lands a couple feet away. Upon furhter inspection we where in the midst of three owlets and mom and dad. One of the parents started to cluckin at us, so we made a few quick casts and bailed, before they got too pissed. Super cool.

















Later a muskrat swam inches from our legs as we fished a spot. Moments later a big beaver ( cue up Primus), was dinking around on the far bank. Not to mention the normal critters, herons, mallards, chukars, and the like.  Those are the bonus moments. The ones that stick with you when you long forgot exactly how many fish you rose, or how big was the biggest that day (always tack on a couple inches, the guide will always back you, it's your story). Those owls and staring eye to eye with them, that stays with you. I might be getting soft, maybe just maybe. I'm not quite ready to sit around the river writting haiku and painting a Bob Ross sunset. The inner predator and fish hunter is still there. I'm just saying look around and those added moments will make the fishing that much better.



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  • May 27th, 2017
    Mostly sunny
    Temperature: 80 ° F 
    Fishing: Excellent
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    Temperature: 85 ° F 
    Fishing: Good
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    Partly cloudy
    Temperature: 65 ° F 
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    Temperature (°F): 49.28
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