Fishing Reports

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Deschutes River - Lower - June 24th, 2011
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  • Fishing: Good
Warm Springs and upper section still have adult salmon flies and golden stones. Fished well the other day. Caddis, and PMDs are building and fish are keying in as well. We are transitioning from salmon fly blitz to summer time patterns. Hot stable weather will get the caddis rolling. So far it has been fishing well and should continue.
 
Deschutes River - Lower - June 20th, 2011
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  • Fishing: Great
Salmon fly and golden stones are on downward spiral, BUT as of yesterday still getting them eat even down low. Bulk of action is up high ( Warm Springs). Late in the hatch these fish have been there done that. Pull out your stealth salmon fly manuers, aka get deep in the nooks and crannies. It will start to wrap up any day. Have no fear Caddis, PMDs', Yellow Sallies and other little tidbits are filling in on the buffet line. Seeing fish start to work them. Pull a couple rows of big bugs out of the box and fill in with the little dudes. We are about to hit summer caddis mode. Might be harder to see that dry after size 4,6,and 8's, but it is all good. For great caddis action we need the sun to start blazing and get things cranking.
 
Deschutes River - Lower - June 10th, 2011
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  • Fishing: Great
Salmon fly and golden stone action continues. Getting light toward Maupin, but still got them to eat the big bugs yesterday. Plenty of caddis showing up and fish starting to work them.  Time to make some room in the boxes for PMD's, Caddis and little Yellow Sallies.
Big Bugs still pretty thick around Warm Springs. Clarity is better and level is decent. Fishing has been good. We are the down ward side of the hatch though. Hard to say how long we'll be able to throw the big stuff. Enjoy it while you can.  We have just a few days open and just a few days left to get 2011 hatch. 

Caddis is coming and hopefully solid summer weather. July is a great time for summer float trips, if you are wondering what to do this summer it is a great trip.
 
Deschutes River - Lower - June 3rd, 2011
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  • Fishing: Good
Water looked like it was dropping and still continues to fish pretty darn good. Big bugs thick around Warm Springs and tapering toward Maupin, but fish still looking up. Warmer weather and lowering river and should continue to fish well. The last couple days where pretty darn good. Seeing more caddis and scattered PMDs. Get out and enjoy before the big ones are gone. Sounds like the last report, but it has been pretty consistent from decenent to real good the last 8 days. Still cover lots of trees and banks and keep looking.
 
Deschutes River - Lower - May 30th, 2011
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  • Fishing: Good
Salmon flies and golden stones from Warm Springs down. Getting thick up that way and has been fishing pretty well. Staring to thin out around Maupin, but still got fish to look up on the big dries. Scatterd PMDs, caddis, and saw a few green drakes pop yesterday. Fishing has been consistenly decent, not ripping, but cover the banks, and trees keep plugging and there has been some real good days despite the weather that can't make up its mind. As river drops and weather stabilize look for more fish to lock on and the fishing to maintain or even get better. Get out there the big bugs are popping and before you know it gone.
 
Deschutes River - Lower - May 15th, 2011
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  • Fishing: Good
 Just got back from a trip Trout Creek to Harpham. Nymphing big bugs the first two days was the way to go. River still a little big and dirtier than normal Deschutes color. Riffles and little calm pockets worked. Didn't see a much for mayfly action, pretty scattered and not much looking. But we started to see the random adult salmon fly and some fresh nymph shucks on the grass. By the time we got closer to Maupin there where a fair to decent number of salmon flies and goldens. It took covering a lot of water, but we did find scattered pockets of fish up and willing to take a big dry. Perfect, sure missed seeing those big dry fly snarfs, super fun. Looks like the fun is just starting for the Salmon fly hatch. We where down just a couple days before that (see last report), and we saw hardly an adult one and few nymph shucks, just started.  Time to get serious. We have very limited dates like 8, between now and late June. If you want a salmon fly trip, book now.  Starting to plan summertime fun, July is amazing on the Deschutes.