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!
 

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Deschutes River - Lower - April 24th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • 0 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes opens up this Saturday, April 26 from Pelton Dam to the Northern Reservation Boundary! Game time! Winter is winding down and it's time to bust out the rods and get after it. The nice weather we've been having make it easy to get motivate and get back on the water.

Historically early season can be good. Mostly a nymphing show unless some March Browns or Blue Wing Olives show up, which is a day to day event.  Big girdle bugs, and other stone fly nymphs with a pheasant tail or other little nymph dropper is a good bet to start off with. These spring redsides can be plumb and in great shape and the fishing can be really good.

Bonus news is that we are really only weeks or so away from breaking into the big dry fly box and the start of the salmon fly and golden stone hatch. Hands down some of the funnest fishing of the year. Can't wait.

Dates for this hatch are already pretty booked up. If you want to join us, call or email now. We have maybe a slot or two for multidays and a few one day slots! Don't delay.
 
Deschutes River - Lower - November 9th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • 0 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Well, tail end of the season is staring us in the face. Trout closed from Pelton to the Northern Reservation Boundary on October 31. The tribal permit area ( Dry Creek to Trout Creek) shut down on October 31, so no left hand bank along Reservation is in play. Steelhead shuts down from Pelton to N. Reservation boundary December 31.

Steelhead has been tough the last week or so. Finding fish, but the pressure has been light, a lot of great water is wide open, and it still is taking a lot of coverage to swing a fish up. So keep pounding and they will come, the battle of attrition. The nymphing has helped add some steel to the kitty if you really want to up the odds and aren't worried about "the how" you caught it.

If you want to take one last swing at the steelhead season before the snow flies and winter shows up, give a shout. Might fish better later.  Enjoy the rest of the fall.
 
Deschutes River - Lower - October 15th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • 0 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Steelhead is crusing along. After the rain events the river has simmered down and the stable conditions should have the fish more responsive. Swinging has been a little tougher, but that is part of the game. A lot of coverage to find willing participants. But commiting to the swung fly is also commiting to hanging in there until it happens, and it will. Keep the faith. Nymphing has been a little better and levels the playing the field if the steel aren't super grabby. So if you are in to bobbing for steel it can keep you bent a little more often than the swing thing.

Trout has been really fun. The nymphing has been decent once it warms up a bit. With the clouds last week the conditions for good Mayfly hatches was there, so were the working trout. Forgot how much fun a good dry fly session is. The trout are in great shape and there have been some nice slobs with some real side pork on them. 

All in all a fun fall so far and more to come.  If you are interested in joining us, we have a few gaps, but not many.
See you on the river.
 
Deschutes River - Lower - October 4th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • 0 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
This has been an interesting season with the thunderstorms moving through and seeing the river dirty up and bump up. Feel more like winter steel. The river is simmering down and fishing should pick up again. It hasnt been to bad. Steelhead are through the entire system. Still seems like more fish Whitehorse on down, but changing day by day.  When it has been in shape and stable ( size, color, etc). It has been consistent.

Trout has been pretty good as well. Some really nice fat fish that are in great shape.  Noticing quite a few mayflies. The dry has been so-so. Keep your eyes peeled though for working fish. The beauty with nymphing for big fall redsides is the bonus steel on trout gear. Enjoy the fall.

We have a few slots open at the end of October and into November. The rest of October is pretty locked up. Feel free to call or email, we'd be happy to help plan a trip.
 
Deschutes River - Lower - September 16th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • 0 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
The river seems to be simmering down after some bouts with thunderstorms.  Steelhead fishing down low has been "ok".  As of late the river coming in and out and changing visibility had had as much to do with fishin hot or cold  as anything.  The last week fished alright finding some fish everyday, not huge numbers but decent steelheading. Hopefully the dam counts that look like a spike in fish heading are way are not a tease and they take a right hand turn and come play.   We have some dates open next week Sept.23,24, 25.  October is about full and there are some gaps in November. Steelhead season will be here and gone before you know it. If you would like to join us, give a shout.

Trout fishing has been "ok" as well, at least the last time we chased trout which was a week ago. Mostly nymphing, but we did get a little caddis action and some fish that ate just fishing little Humpies and other small dries blind. This is a great time to just go "fish", still summer like, with fall fast approaching. Trout crowds are gone and you can also chase or stumble into a steelhead.

 
Deschutes River - Lower - September 4th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • 0 ° F 
  • 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.
 
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