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Deschutes River - Lower - July 25th, 2011
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  • Fishing: Good
Hitting mid summer stride. We just came off of some stable summer weather and it fished like July should fish.  The week prior was ok, but a little tougher.  Stability is what we are looking for. When the hatches are consistent and the fish can hit a steady pattern the banks will have fish up and working. Hopefully we can squeak a couple more days of summer out of this weather pattern and keep the caddis, fish and us happy.

Hearing some more rumors on the street of some steel being picked up down low, but nothing ripping as of late. Looks like the numbers are starting to catch up a bit.  It is about that time to start thinking and making plans. After this next week of trout trips, hopefully we can recon. I know I need a steelhead fix. It has been a while. That last winter fish was a long time ago.
 
Deschutes River - Lower - July 11th, 2011
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  • Fishing: Great
Heading into mid-summer. Fising has been good lately and we are diving into caddis action. Dry fly fishing has been good when steady warm, mellow wind days have come together. Still haven't had too many smoking hot days and when we get that I thing we will grabe a gear and have some great fishing. PMD's and PED's have been in the mix with the caddis as well. When it has been cooler and/ or windier we have been nymphing. Small pheasant tails and caddis pupas have been decent.  Fishing should continue to be good. Classic summer on the "D".

We are starting to keep our eyes on the steelhead heading up the Columbia. In the next week or so it is time for a recon. Before we know it, steel willl be on the radar, and we are getting ready for early season and chrome fish.  Now is the time to start gathering up your buddies and making plans for 2011 Deschutes Steelhead.
 
Deschutes River - Lower - June 27th, 2011
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  • Fishing: Good
Well it looks like bonus round on the salmon flies and stones had dried up. Lasted longer than most thought. On the plus side, fish are keying in on caddis and dry and nymphing has been good. Fishing should do nothing but get better as the weather heats up and more fish key in and more caddis pop. Summer time Deschutes fishing is getting ramped up.
 
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.