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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July 9, 2012
Help Wild North Umpqua Winter Steelhead
Mike Boyd
It was brought to my attention that it looks like there is some movement to try and reverse the regs on "no kill" on the North Umpqua for winter steelhead and even potentially the Main Stem. The 1 a day and 5 a season was removed a few years back and it went to a no kill on wild steelhead. As it should be. This self sustain wild run of fish is an anomaly in this day in age.  The genetics for big awesome winter fish is there. It is a special place and very special fish.What has our track record been on restoring self sustaining wild fish run? Pretty crumy.  There are plenty of rivers in the area and the state that you have a high probability of catching a fish without an adipose fin to bonk on the head and throw on the grill. The North Umpqua wild winter steelhead should not be one of them. Too Precious.

A guide buddy that works the North Umpqua has started this petition. Please look it over sign it and pass it around. Hopefully the Native Fish Society and other groups will work against the reg changes as well.

Thanks and heres the link to the Petition.


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  • DESCHUTES RIVER - LOWER
  • 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): 44.78
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    Temperature (°F): 42.08

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