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Deschutes River - Lower - October 4th, 2013
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  • Fishing: Good
This has been an interesting season with the thunderstorms moving through and seeing the river dirty up and bump up. Feel more like winter steel. The river is simmering down and fishing should pick up again. It hasnt been to bad. Steelhead are through the entire system. Still seems like more fish Whitehorse on down, but changing day by day.  When it has been in shape and stable ( size, color, etc). It has been consistent.

Trout has been pretty good as well. Some really nice fat fish that are in great shape.  Noticing quite a few mayflies. The dry has been so-so. Keep your eyes peeled though for working fish. The beauty with nymphing for big fall redsides is the bonus steel on trout gear. Enjoy the fall.

We have a few slots open at the end of October and into November. The rest of October is pretty locked up. Feel free to call or email, we'd be happy to help plan a trip.
 
Deschutes River - Lower - September 16th, 2013
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  • Fishing: Good
The river seems to be simmering down after some bouts with thunderstorms.  Steelhead fishing down low has been "ok".  As of late the river coming in and out and changing visibility had had as much to do with fishin hot or cold  as anything.  The last week fished alright finding some fish everyday, not huge numbers but decent steelheading. Hopefully the dam counts that look like a spike in fish heading are way are not a tease and they take a right hand turn and come play.   We have some dates open next week Sept.23,24, 25.  October is about full and there are some gaps in November. Steelhead season will be here and gone before you know it. If you would like to join us, give a shout.

Trout fishing has been "ok" as well, at least the last time we chased trout which was a week ago. Mostly nymphing, but we did get a little caddis action and some fish that ate just fishing little Humpies and other small dries blind. This is a great time to just go "fish", still summer like, with fall fast approaching. Trout crowds are gone and you can also chase or stumble into a steelhead.

 
Deschutes River - Lower - September 4th, 2013
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  • Fishing: Good
The river is back to normal after last weeks' thunderstorm/ dam releasing muddy water/ etc.  The upper river was pretty good by Wednesday and we had a trout trip that day. It fished fair, all nymphing. I imagine it will be fishing even a little better as the trout have had time to settle down. 

Have been on the Lower river chasing steelhead from Thursday to Monday. The fishing improved as clarity caught up and worked it's way down the river. Found fish everyday, which is good and the best days where Sunday and definitely Monday. Steelheading has been pretty decent. Hope it continues. If you are interested in a steelhead trip we do not have many days open, I would not wait. If reports and fishing continues to be good, better than last year so far, you'll be bummed you missed it.
 
Deschutes River - Lower - August 27th, 2013
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  • Fishing: Fair
With the thunder and rainstorms of Sunday, the river was blown out from Warm Springs down. We'll have to see how it looks today.  We bumped trips for today till, tomorrow. Should simmer down soon.

Steelhead fishing has been pretty good, and fingers crossed that it continues for the rest of the season.

Trout fishing has been consistently inconsistent, we are deep in the dog days of August trout. Still fun to get out there and the river is not busy, just a little tougher most days with moments of greatness mixed in. As we move into Septmeber and the fall it should fish a little better and it is a great time ot do trout and steelhead combo trips.
 
Deschutes River - Lower - August 20th, 2013
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  • Fishing: Great
Steelheading has been good as of late. Had a super fun trip last week and found plenty of willing players. Keep your fingers crossed for a great sseason. Steelhead in full swing. We have two slots left in September and a few scattered slots in October and November. The early lower river trips ( now) are a blast, great weather and the fish are HOT!

Trout: The dry fly action has tapered as the consistenecy and numbers of bugs dimishes. It becomes more day to day, keep looking. The nymphing has been decent and will be your best bet.
 
Deschutes River - Lower - August 2nd, 2013
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  • Fishing: Good
The little cool snap has set back the dry fly action the last couple of days, the nymphing was OK. Pretty much standard issue Deschutes summer time. If it is hot and still and the caddis pop the dry fly fishing can be good, and also the nymphing. If it is cooler and the mayflies don't fill in the caddis "gap", the fishing can normally be tougher. The more bugs and food, some action so to speak< the more fish trying to belly up to the table.  The more fish looking to eat the better the fishing.  As the bug size and numbers slow look to the eddies and slighlty slower pockets under trees on the banks for sippers.

Steelhead is blipping on the radar. Some fish around down low. We head out in a week or so. Only a few dates in September left and October and November are getting picked over. If you want to expereince Deschutes steelhead with us this year, now is the time to plan your trip.

Have fun on the river.