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 - May 10th, 2010
  • Recorded:
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  • Fishing: Good
Nymphing still dominated the action, it is still spring,  with the big stone fly nymph and smaller dropper being all that was needed.  

Did hit some fish up and working on a sporadic March Brown hatch.  Only lasted a little while, but was a welcome diversion.

Great spring day, classic.  Nymph until you see some mayflies and hope to capitalize on a short window of opportunity, thane back to nymphs.

The Salmon flies and Golden Stones are just days away in some sections ( Maupin and below) and weeks out in others ( Warm Springs) It is almost time!  Very limited on dates, do not delay. 
Deschutes River - Lower - May 7th, 2010
  • Recorded:
  • 0 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Floated the Multi-day ( Trout Creek- Harpham Flats) and do not understand why more people don't take advantage of the early season.  Canyon is beautiful and green with wildflowers showing, and the fishing was straight forward, with other boats about non-existent.  There was average weekend traffic on Warm Springs to Trout Creek judging from the trailers, but compared to what is about come (the circus of the salmon fly hatch), it was mellow.

Dry and a drop ( adams and a pheasant tail) and mix of stonefly type nymphs with pheasant tail droppers under an indicator was all we need to stay in the hunt.  Straight forward.  

Should start seeing Salmon flies down low Maupin and down in the next little bit.

Dates are all but gone booked for salmon fly, but we do have a few openings.  If you want to hit it before the crowds the nymphing is great and will continue to get better and we are itching to be on the water everyday,
Deschutes River - Lower - September 17th, 2009
  • Recorded:
  • 0 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Steelheaders....rain/ clouds in the forecast which is great news, but it could affect the White River. Rain on snow/glacier or super hot weather (melt) is what affects it.  Just a little friendly reminder.  Fish above it or if visibility becomes an issue larger flies and profiles and going down can help.  I hope it holds.
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Fishing Reports
  • May 27th, 2017
    Mostly sunny
    Temperature: 80 ° F 
    Fishing: Excellent
  • August 3rd, 2015
    Temperature: 85 ° F 
    Fishing: Good
  • May 13th, 2015
    Partly cloudy
    Temperature: 65 ° F 
    Fishing: Great
Stream Flows
  • Flow (cfs): 3930
    Temperature (°F): 56.48
  • Flow (cfs): 4540
    Temperature (°F): 66.74