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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.

 
Deschutes River - Lower - June 21st, 2013
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  • Fishing: Good
Big bugs are long gone, salmon fly and golden stone hatch is all wrapped up, Has been for a little while. I was really hoping the bonus round was going to last a little longer. Starting to settle into what feels like July caddis routine. Fishing was a little tough as it felt like the fish transitioned from salmon fly and golden stones. It is fishing better and as summer time weather,ak  heat, returns so will the larger number of caddis hatching and better dry fly fishing.
 
Deschutes River - Lower - June 12th, 2013
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  • Fishing: Good
Shifting gears is the best way to describe the river right now.  Warm Springs area saw some great evening egg laying events on the salmon fly and golden stones and the fishing was really fun. But the hatch is quickly winding down. We did get fish on the big bugs in that section, but as we we worked our way down on this last three day, the big dry was doing. The fishing was a little tougher. There where some fish working caddis, and if you could find the pockets of working fish it was good. It just felt like there wasn't consistencey to the water type and patterns of where you where finding fish the last two days. Just shifting gears from the big bugs to summer time menu.