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!
 

Fishing Reports

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Deschutes River - Lower - June 25th, 2010
  • Recorded:
  • 0 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
 Well the salmon flies and the goldens are all but done.  You might find a few fish looking still at the top end ( Warm Springs), but honestly, start pulling the big dries out of the boxes and make room for Caddis. Plenty of Caddis.  Dries ( E/C Caddis, X-Caddis, the old Elk Hairs, and Slow Water Caddis to name a few) and don't forget the nymphs/ pupas ( Silvey's, Lafointain's Sparkle pupa) and miscellanous others ( Copper Johns, Pheasant Tails, Zebra Midges, Micro Mays and Serendipities all hunt).

Do not over look the PMDs, the PED,s and little Yellow Sallies.  We are heading into our prime time summer patterns.  Nymphing can be great and headhunting sippers on the banks and eddies with the dries is a hoot.

July on the Deschutes is awesome.  Time to make your summer plans. Kids are out of school and a Multi-day float is a great experience ( there are only so many rivers to do progressive float trips) for hardcore anglers and family trips alike.  There is something for every one in the canyon.  Get out there and have a great summer.
 
Deschutes River - Lower - June 18th, 2010
  • Recorded:
  • 0 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
 Finding fish still eating the big dries is like an English Muffin, nooks and crannies. 
The deeper and more tucked away the cranny, the higher the yum factor. Deep, dark and 
dank that will be all soaked in butter and jam. Think tucked away and unmolested by a 
bizillion casts a day.  Those are the spots that will hold.  this is late in the hatch, 
actually on the downward swing for sure.  Entering into Bonus round with the fat lady 
warming up.  They were eating them yesterday Warm Springs to Trout Creek. The day before 
( what ever day that was), we got them to eat the Chubby not far from Maupin (that will 
be history real soon if not now?).

Plenty of caddis kicking around.  Start taking out the Stimulators and Rogue Foams and start stocking the 
boxes with caddis patterns.  Time to start transitioning into the summer swing. The big 
toiler bowl salmon fly flushes will have to wait till next year.  But here is sneaky dry 
fly fans, time to start stalking banks looking for snouts, fins, and all the cool subtle 
headhunting signs that let you know target acquire, fire away.
 
Deschutes River - Lower - June 9th, 2010
  • Recorded:
  • 0 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
 Interesting weekend.  Got a little taste of fishing in mud.  Rained HARD Thursday night ( and off and on for the last week or more), and on Friday Trout Creek was mud.  Above was big but decent clarity.  Friday and Saturday was groveling at the fish altars for a few fish that were silly enough to eat flies in the Yoo Hoo.  Cleared on Sunday, and it fished pretty darn good ( all dries, Salmon Fly and golden stone patterns).  The ditch was big though!  Every spot was deep and pushy.  Watch your first step out of the boat and make sure you use plenty of anchor rope and it is solid before you wander off to fish.

The river is still pretty big, but dropping.  Looks like the weather is going to co-operate and hopefully the river going out is behind us.  Interesting and wet spring for the High Desert.

Still big bugs ( Salmon Flies and Golden Stones) around.  With the clouds there has been plenty of May Flies (PMD, PED, and scattered Green Drakes) and caddis around as well.
 
Deschutes River - Lower - June 4th, 2010
  • Recorded:
  • 0 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
 Despite funky cooler, rainy, non-salmon fly type weather ( inactive bugs in the bushes) , the fish have been looking and fishing has been good.  There has been a lot of PMDs, PEDs, Caddis, and Green Drakes ( spotty but around).  Fish have been working these as well, but so far a well place salmon fly / golden stone pattern has made matching the hatch easy.

Salmon flies and golden stones getting real thin around Maupin, but they were eating the big books as of yesterday.  Still quite a few adults around Warm Springs. 

We saw a lot of rain tomorrow.  Curious what Trout Creek looks like tomorrow.  Hope it holds up.

Here is to some sunshine.  We have just a few dates open this week.  If you are interested you can book on-line.  Salmon fly hatch 2010 is getting close to shutting down, but it is not too late.

July and caddis are right around the corner...


 
Deschutes River - Lower - May 24th, 2010
  • Recorded:
  • 0 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
 The Salmon fly and golden stone hatch is moving along at a rapid pace.  We just got off the Trout Creek to Harpham Flats float, and the quantity of bugs on the banks dwindled dramatically as we got lower down ( especially in regards to the time of year). It would normally just be barely starting on the top end with concentrations towards Maupin.  Good news is that we threw big dries the whole way and the fish were up and on them.  The cooler overcast weekend brought out spurts of may flies ( PMD, PED, and BWO). Caddis were abundant, small micros.  We saw a lot of fish up and working. Most of the fish we encountered would eat the golden stone pattern even if they were working caddis or may flies.

If you are looking at hitting the salmon flies, I would get out there.  They are out early and seem to be dwindling quickly. Interesting hatch to say the least. 


 
Deschutes River - Lower - May 22nd, 2010
  • Recorded:
  • 0 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
 The salmon fly and golden hatch is moving quickly.  Adults (bugs) are already thin around Maupin.  Plenty of adults in the bushes as far up as Warm Springs.  Fish are keying in the whole length.  This cool snap will hopefully slow down the wildfire.  Get out there and have fun throwing big dries. Stock the boxes with plenty of Stimulators, Chubby Chernobyls, Rogue Foam Salmon and Goldens, or your own personal favorite and get after it. Very limited guide dates available.  If you want in on this years hatch book now.  Caddis Hatch and July dates are next... do not delay
 
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