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Deschutes River - July 17th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 92 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Summer Steelhead Report:

With the heat wave we’ve been experiencing this week the Deschutes Summer Steelhead have hunkered down due to warm water temps. The lower portions of the river is still holding fish. If you want to give it a shot, mornings are the best time. You might think about getting into faster water that would be more oxygenated, they seem to feel more comfortable with these conditions.
 
The good news is that the weather is going to be cooler by the weekend. they are calling for high temperatures to be in the low 80’s, much better than 108 !

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R E D S I D E  T R O U T:

About the only may flies you’ll see at this point are the PED’s. They hatch from about 4 to 6 PM. The spinner fall happens late morning
and is usually short lived so be prepared to switch flies quickly. It is best to fish below fast water or classic riffles with those patterns.

Seeing more caddis now that we are officially into summer. Includes: Net Spinning Caddis (16’s), American Grannom’s (16’s), and Igloo Cased Caddis (20’s).

During summer months caddis can be, and usually are an abundant food source for trout anytime of the day. The middle of the day can be a little tough, mornings typically better, but its usually the best from 6PM until dark. The reason; toward the end of each day, caddis pupa emerge quickly to the surface to become adults and rapidly escape from the the river to find refuge on stream side vegetation.
At the same time, the caddis that became adults a day or two ago, are returning to the river to lay their eggs.

This is a great time to fish pupa (emerging), and diving (egg laying), caddis because both activities are happening at the same time. If the trout are not responding to your dry patterns, Switch to a down stream swing technique with caddis pupa or diving caddis imitations in riffles. This can really change how your day ends up!
 
Morning fishing has improved. Midge (size 20 to 22), are very active from 6AM to around 9AM. They also hatch in the evenings. A couple of other really good flies to try in the morning are the spent wing caddis and the rusty spinner. All these flies fish work well in back eddies.
we’ve done better presenting nymphs and larvae deep to get a grab.

Best water types to fish. Back eddies, steep bank runs, riffles, fast water pockets, and down stream of riffles where the water slows and deepens.

Look for foam lines and obvious seams where adults and emerging insects struggle. Spent may flies and caddis also become trapped in this kind of water, and  of course trout instinctively find it easy to capture their daily nourishment as insects endure a rough time breaking free from those swirly seams.

If fishing is slow during the day, try fishing the steep banks, fast water with pockets, and tree lines that over hang the river. Trout go to these areas to hide from bright conditions. You will need to get your fly deep.
 
The river is very clear. The river level from the reregulating dam is 4,080 CFS (Cubic Feet Per Second), and the average water temperature is 54 degrees.

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

GET OUT THERE !
Thanks, see ya soon
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565
 
Deschutes River - July 5th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 82 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Summer Steelhead Report:

The Deschutes Summer Steelhead are showing their shiny lil faces in the lower portions of the river. Meaning approximately the lower 20 miles. A few “hot chromers” have been caught in the Mack’s Canyon
area. Flies that did the trick were the usual suspects, Rusty Bombers, Purple Muddlers, Blue Charm, Night Dancers, Lady Carolyn’s and so forth.

So far numbers moving up the Columbia are good, looks like we should have a normal return of steelhead this season, about 20 thousand. Oh Boy !

Water temps also look good, staying low, keeping fish feeling rested and willing to move freely.
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R E D S I D E  T R O U T:

PMD’s (16’s), hatch has faded,  PED’s (14’s), and Little Yellow Mays (16’s), have been hatching fairly regularly. Lil Yellow May’s from Noon to 3PM, and PED’s from 4PM to 6PM.

Seeing more caddis now that we are officially into summer. Includes: Net Spinning Caddis (16’s), American Grannom’s (16’s), and Igloo Cased Caddis (20’s).   

During summer months caddis can be, and usually are an abundant food source for trout anytime of the day. The middle of the day can be a little tough, mornings typically better, but its usually the best from 6PM until dark. The reason; toward the end of each day, caddis pupa emerge quickly to the surface to become adults and rapidly escape from the the river to find refuge on stream side vegetation.
At the same time, the caddis that became adults a day or two ago, are returning to the river to lay their eggs.

This is a great time to fish pupa (emerging), and diving (egg laying), caddis because both activities are happening at the same time. If the trout are not responding to your dry patterns, Switch to a down stream swing technique with caddis pupa or diving caddis imitations in riffles. This can really change how your day ends up!
 
Morning fishing has improved. Midge (size 20 to 22), are very active from 6AM to around 9AM. They also hatch in the evenings. A couple of other really good flies to try in the morning are the spent wing caddis and the rusty spinner. All these flies fish work well in back eddies.
we’ve done better presenting nymphs and larvae deep to get a grab.

Best water types to fish. Back eddies, steep bank runs, riffles, fast water pockets, and down stream of riffles where the water slows and deepens.

Look for foam lines and obvious seams where adults and emerging insects struggle. Spent may flies and caddis also become trapped in this kind of water, and  of course trout instinctively find it easy to capture their daily nourishment as insects endure a rough time breaking free from those swirly seams.

If fishing is slow during the day, try fishing the steep banks, fast water with pockets, and tree lines that over hang the river. Trout go to these areas to hide from bright conditions. You will need to get your fly deep.
 
The river is very clear. The river level from the reregulating dam is 4,080 CFS (Cubic Feet Per Second), and the average water temperature is 54 degrees.

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

GET OUT THERE !
Thanks, see ya soon
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565
 
Deschutes River - June 25th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 68 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good

R E D S I D E  T R O U T:
As we are now in late June, May Flies such as PMD’s (16’s), PED’s (14’s), and Little Yellow Mays (16’s), have been hatching fairly regularly.  PMD’s have been hatching from 11AM to 2PM, PED’s from 4PM to 6PM, and Lil Yellow May’s from Noon to 3PM.

Seeing more caddis now that we are officially into summer. Includes: Net Spinning Caddis (16’s), American Grannom’s (16’s), and Igloo Cased Caddis (20’s).   

During summer months caddis can be, and usually are an abundant food source for trout anytime of the day. The middle of the day can be a little tough, mornings typically better, but its usually the best from 6PM until dark. The reason; toward the end of each day, caddis pupa emerge quickly to the surface to become adults and rapidly escape from the the river to find refuge on stream side vegetation.
At the same time, the caddis that became adults a day or two ago, are returning to the river to lay their eggs.

This is a great time to fish pupa (emerging), and diving (egg laying), caddis because both activities are happening at the same time. If the trout are not responding to your dry patterns, swing some caddis pupa or diving caddis flies in riffles. This can really change how your day ends up!
 
Morning fishing has improved. Midge (size 20 to 22), are very active from 6AM to around 9AM. They also hatch in the evenings. A couple of other really good flies to try in the morning are the spent wing caddis and the rusty spinner. All these flies fish work well in back eddies.
we’ve done better presenting nymphs and larvae deep to get a grab.

Best water types to fish. Back eddies, steep bank runs, riffles, fast water pockets, and down stream of riffles where the water slows and deepens.

Look for foam lines and obvious seams where adults and emerging insects struggle. Spent may flies and caddis also become trapped in this kind of water, and  of course trout instinctively find it easy to capture their daily nourishment as insects endure a rough time breaking free from those swirly seams.

If fishing is slow during the day, try fishing the steep banks, fast water with pockets, and tree lines that over hang the river. Trout go to these areas to hide from bright conditions. You will need to get your fly deep.
 
The river is very clear. The river level from the reregulating dam is 4,080 CFS (Cubic Feet Per Second), and the average water temperature is 54 degrees.
    
We still have a few Winston rods on sale.  These rods have been discontinued by Winston, which means you can get them at a nice discount.

(2) BIIMX 11'6" 6/7wt - Regular Price: $835.00.
SALE PRICE: $585.00!

Take Care, and GET OUT THERE !!!
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565

 
Deschutes River - June 3rd, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 74 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good

R E D S I D E  T R O U T:
The Stone Flies are still hanging in there, but not for long. Most of what’s left are the Golden Stones. The Yellow Sally Stones, on the other hand, are hatching in good numbers and will continue until August. Best time to fish these adult patterns are from afternoon til dark. 

June is a great month for May Flies such as PMD’s, PED’s, Green Drakes, and the Little Yellow Mays. PMD’s (16’s) and PED’s (12’s), have been out for about 2 weeks. They will be out and about for another month, maybe longer. We will start to see the Little Yellow May’s (16’s), around the middle of June, and the Green Drakes (10 / 12’s), will hatch from now until almost the end of the month. These may flies can be fished from 10 AM through early evening.

Starting to see caddis, which include, the Net Spinning Caddis (16’s), the American Grannom Caddis, (16’s) and the Igloo Cased Caddis (20’s).   

Caddis become an available food source for feeding trout any time between 4 to 8 PM. Don’t forget that Midge (size 20 to 22), are also active now. The Mornings have been a little tough, we’ve done better presenting nymphs and larvae deep to get a grab.

Best water types to fish. Back eddies, steep bank runs, riffles, and down stream of riffles where the water slows and deepens.

 Look for foam lines in obvious seams where adults and emerging insects struggle. Don’t forget, spent may flies and caddis also become trapped. Of course trout instinctively find it easy to capture their daily nourishment as insects endure a rough time breaking free from those swirly seams.

If fishing is slow during the day, try fishing the steep banks, fast water with pockets, and tree lines that over hang the river. Trout go to these areas to hide from bright conditions.
 
The river is very clear. The river level from the Pelton reregulating dam is 4,180 CFS (Cubic Feet Per Second), and the average water temperature is 54 degrees.
    
We still have a few Winston rods on sale.  These rods have been discontinued by Winston, which means you can get them at a nice discount.

(2) BIIMX 11'6" 6/7wt - Regular Price: $835.00.
SALE PRICE: $585.00!

Take Care, and GET OUT THERE !!!
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565

 
Deschutes River - May 10th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 68 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good

R E D S I D E  T R O U T:
Stone flies on the Deschutes are happening. Yes, its on, lots of big bugs on the trees and grasses along the banks. Most of the fish being caught on nymphs last week, but now the Redside trout are looking up and taking adult stone flies on the surface. Both Salmon flies and Golden stones are plentiful and this hatch should last for the next three to four weeks.

Also, BWO’s and Mahogany Duns hatch any time between noon to 3:30 pm. The spinner fall usually happens about the same time but slightly later in the afternoon, from around 2 to 5 pm.

The hatch cycles of Igloo Case Building Caddis, (size 20), & Midge (size 20 to 22), are also active now. They become an available food source for feeding trout any time between 3 to 7 PM.
Best water types to fish. Back eddies, steep bank runs, riffles, and down stream of riffles where the water slows and deepens.

 Look for foam lines in obvious seams where adults and emerging insects struggle. Don’t forget, spent may flies and caddis also become trapped. Of course trout instinctively find it easy to capture their daily nourishment as insects endure a rough time breaking free from those swirly seams.

The Spring Stone Fly, (“Skwala’s”), are over, and that’s okay, cause the Salmon Fly and Golden Stone Nymphs are on the move. Its a good bet to fish the nymphs during the morning and evening, thats when they move the most. We should start to see some adults sometime in the next week.
 
The river is very clear. The river level from the Pelton reregulating dam is 4,110 CFS (Cubic Feet Per Second), and the average water temperature is 52 degrees.

Rick Hafele and I are having our Spring "Western Rivers Workshops soon. May 17th & 18th, and a One day class June 8th. Go to "Classes & Workshops" for more details.    
We still have a few Winston rods on sale.  These rods have been discontinued by Winston, which means you can get them at a nice discount.

(2) BIIMX 11'6" 6/7wt - Regular Price: $835.00.
SALE PRICE: $585.00!

Take Care, and GET OUT THERE !!!
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565

 
Deschutes River - May 1st, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 72 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good

R E D S I D E  T R O U T:
March Browns Mays on the way out, Mahogany Duns, here we come. Yes, its time for those over looked lil Mays that are one of trouts favorite meals. They’re a size 16, and are found in riffles and fairly deep runs along the bank. They drift into back eddies too!

Both BWO’s and Mahogany Duns hatch any time between noon to 3:30 pm. The spinner fall usually happens about the same time but slightly later in the afternoon, from around 2 to 5 pm.

The hatch cycles of Igloo Case Building Caddis, (size 20), & Midge (size 20 to 22), are also active now. They become an available food source for feeding trout any time between 3 to 7 PM.
Best water types to fish. Back eddies, steep bank runs, riffles, and down stream of riffles where the water slows and deepens.

 Look for foam lines in obvious seams where adults and emerging insects struggle. Don’t forget, spent may flies and caddis also become trapped. Of course trout instinctively find it easy to capture their daily nourishment as insects endure a rough time breaking free from those swirly seams.

The Spring Stone Fly, (“Skwala’s”), are over, and that’s okay, cause the Salmon Fly and Golden Stone Nymphs are on the move. Its a good bet to fish the nymphs during the morning and evening, thats when they move the most. We should start to see some adults sometime in the next week.
 
The river is very clear. The river level from the Pelton reregulating dam is 4,110 CFS (Cubic Feet Per Second), and the average water temperature is 52 degrees.

Rick Hafele and I are having our Spring "Western Rivers Workshops soon. May 17th & 18th, and a One day class June 8th. Go to "Classes & Workshops" for more details.    
We still have a few Winston rods on sale.  These rods have been discontinued by Winston, which means you can get them at a nice discount.

(2) BIIMX 11'6" 6/7wt - Regular Price: $835.00.
SALE PRICE: $585.00!

Take Care, and GET OUT THERE !!!
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565