Fishing Reports

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Deschutes River - April 25th, 2017
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 55 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Reports
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Red Side Trout Report:

How’s the fishing ? Well, be prepared to stand a little further up the bank. The Deschutes is running very high, from the Pelton reregulating dam the release level is 6,530 CFS. Water temperature is 49 degrees. In the Maupin area the flow is about 7,100 CFS, and down at Moody it's at 7,800 CFS. Obviously, the river is over its banks and currently is tough, but not impossible. 

Some trout have been caught in slack water, where the current mixes with the slack water creating a seam. Insects get sucked into those seams just long enough for the fish to intercept them. Look for rocky, ledgy spots that has a bit of a drop-off. Avoid grass tuffs that are under water and stay away from trees. You won’t catch a ton of fish, but at least it might save you from getting skunked.  

Things are starting to look up. Trout are more active and bugs are more obvious. I've seen a couple of early stone fly adults, but my guess is, we will see the stone fly hatch in May.

I encourage you to click on “Monthly Hatch Chart” to see what you can expect during this month. Its also a great way to get a sneak preview of hatches in the months ahead.

Go to this link http://www.deschutesriveralliance.org/ to find out what’s been happening to the Deschutes River water quality, and educate as many friends as you can.

If you have Q’s, Please don’t hesitate to call, we will be glad to help!

Thanks, see ya soon
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565
john@flyfishingdeschutes.com
 
Deschutes River - April 6th, 2017
  • Recorded:
  • Rain
  • 49 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Reports
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Red Side Trout Report:

How’s the fishing ? Well, be prepared to stand a little further up the bank. The Deschutes is running very high, from the Pelton reregulating dam the release level is 6,530 CFS. Water temperature is 45 degrees. In the Maupin area the flow is about 7,200 CFS, and down at Moody it's at 8,500 CFS. Obviously, the river is WELL over its banks and currently is not very user friendly.

However, there is a bright side to all of this. Some trout have been caught in slack water, where the current mixes with the slack water creating a seam. Insects get sucked into those seams just long enough for the fish to intercept them. Look for rocky, ledgy spots that has a bit of a drop-off. Avoid grass tuffs that are under water and stay away from trees. You won’t catch a ton of fish, but at least it might save you from getting skunked.  

I wish I had better news for everyone, but due to the winter we had, we have a lot of low level snow that is running off now,.. and in a big way! Hopefully this situation will settle down by late April. For now, at least you can come out and do some quality camping. It’s very peaceful at this time.

I encourage you to click on “Monthly Hatch Chart” to see what you can expect during this month. Its also a great way to get a sneak preview of hatches in the months ahead.

Go to this link http://www.deschutesriveralliance.org/ to find out what’s been happening to the Deschutes River water quality, and educate as many friends as you can.

If you have Q’s, Please don’t hesitate to call, we will be glad to help!

Thanks, see ya soon
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565
john@flyfishingdeschutes.com
 
Deschutes River - April 1st, 2017
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 62 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Reports
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Red Side Trout Report:

How’s the fishing ? Well, be prepared to stand a little further up the bank. The Deschutes is running very high, from the Pelton reregulating dam the release level is 8,330 CFS. Water temperature is 45 degrees. In the Maupin area the flow is about 9,000 CFS, and down at Moody it's at 11,000 CFS. Obviously, the river is WELL over its banks and currently is not very user friendly.

However, there is a bright side to all of this. Some trout have been caught in slack water, where the current mixes with the slack water creating a seam. Insects get sucked into those seams just long enough for the fish to intercept them. Look for rocky, ledgy spots that has a bit of a drop-off. Avoid grass tuffs that are under water and stay away from trees. You won’t catch a ton of fish, but at least it might save you from getting skunked.  

I wish I had better news for everyone, but due to the winter we had, we have a lot of low level snow that is running off now,.. and in a big way! Hopefully this situation will settle down by late April. For now, at least you can come out and do some quality camping. It’s very peaceful at this time.

I encourage you to click on “Monthly Hatch Chart” to see what you can expect during this month. Its also a great way to get a sneak preview of hatches in the months ahead.

Go to this link http://www.deschutesriveralliance.org/ to find out what’s been happening to the Deschutes River water quality, and educate as many friends as you can.

If you have Q’s, Please don’t hesitate to call, we will be glad to help!

Thanks, see ya soon
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565
john@flyfishingdeschutes.com
 
Deschutes River - March 29th, 2017
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 56 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Reports
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Red Side Trout Report:

Fishing ?! well, I think your going to have to wait a while. The Deschutes is running very high, from the Pelton reregulating dam the release level is 8,440 CFS. Water temperature is 46 degrees. In the Maupin area the flow is about 11,000 CFS, and down at Moody it's at 13,000 CFS. Obviously, the river is WELL over its banks and not very user friendly fishing conditions. 

I wish I had better news for everyone, but due to the winter we had, we have a lot of low level snow that is running off now,.. and in a big way! Hopefully this situation will settle down by April. For now, at least you can come out and do some camping.

Go to this link to find out what’s been happening and educate as many friends as you can. http://www.deschutesriveralliance.org/

I encourage you to click on “Monthly Hatch Chart” to see what you can expect during this month. Its also a great way to get a sneak preview of hatches in the months ahead.

Go to this link http://www.deschutesriveralliance.org/ to find out what’s been happening to the Deschutes River water quality, and educate as many friends as you can.

If you have Q’s, Please don’t hesitate to call, we will be glad to help!

Thanks, see ya soon
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565
john@flyfishingdeschutes.com
 
Deschutes River - March 28th, 2017
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 56 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Reports
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Red Side Trout Report:

Fishing ?! well, I think your going to have to wait a while. The Deschutes is running very high, from the Pelton reregulating dam the release level is 8,370 CFS. Water temperature is 45 degrees. In the Maupin area the flow is about 11,000 CFS, and down at Moody it's at 13,000 CFS. Obviously, the river is WELL over its banks and not very user friendly fishing conditions. 

I wish I had better news for everyone, but due to the winter we had, we have a lot of low level snow that is running off now,.. and in a big way! Hopefully this situation will settle down by April. For now, at least you can come out and do some camping.

Go to this link to find out what’s been happening and educate as many friends as you can. http://www.deschutesriveralliance.org/

I encourage you to click on “Monthly Hatch Chart” to see what you can expect during this month. Its also a great way to get a sneak preview of hatches in the months ahead.

Go to this link http://www.deschutesriveralliance.org/ to find out what’s been happening to the Deschutes River water quality, and educate as many friends as you can.

If you have Q’s, Please don’t hesitate to call, we will be glad to help!

Thanks, see ya soon
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565
john@flyfishingdeschutes.com
 
Deschutes River - March 23rd, 2017
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 54 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Reports
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Red Side Trout Report:

Fishing ?! well, I think your going to have to wait a while. The Deschutes is running very high, from the Pelton reregulating dam the release level is 9,720 CFS. Water temperature is 44 degrees. In the Maupin area the flow is about 11,000 CFS, and down at Moody it's at 13,000 CFS. Obviously, the river is WELL over its banks and not very user friendly fishing conditions. 

I wish I had better news for everyone, but due to the winter we had, we have a lot of low level snow that is running off now,.. and in a big way! Hopefully this situation will settle down by April. For now, at least you can come out and do some camping.

Go to this link to find out what’s been happening and educate as many friends as you can. http://www.deschutesriveralliance.org/

I encourage you to click on “Monthly Hatch Chart” to see what you can expect during this month. Its also a great way to get a sneak preview of hatches in the months ahead.

Go to this link http://www.deschutesriveralliance.org/ to find out what’s been happening to the Deschutes River water quality, and educate as many friends as you can.

If you have Q’s, Please don’t hesitate to call, we will be glad to help!

Thanks, see ya soon
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565
john@flyfishingdeschutes.com