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Deschutes River - November 9th, 2018
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 54 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Summer Steelhead Report:

Steelhead fishing is slow, but there have been some caught above Sherars Falls up to Warm Springs. Even though the numbers of steelhead are way down, this is the time of year when they start to pod up into small groups of 4 to 8 fish. Obviously, if you happen to find one of those pods, your luck may change for the better.
Water temperature still is in the 50’s, clarity good. Again, realistically, Steelhead numbers in the river are well below average, but they seem to be active and willing to chase your fly. Lets hope it continues.

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Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Mornings are fishing decent, but it does pick up in the evenings. Fish those classic runs and riffles we all love to fish. Of course, if they’re not looking up, fish Nymphs and Wet flies in fast deep runs with lots of structor. You will need to add weight to get your flies deep enough to help your odds.

Pattern suggestions: Lightening Bugs, 16’s, Rainbow Warriors, 18’s & 20’s. Hares Ear Soft Hackle, 14’s & 16’s, Prince Nymphs, 10’s and 12’s, Sparkle Pupa’s, 16’s & 18’s, Soft Hackles, 16’s, CDC BH Pheasant tails, 14’s, & 16’s Double bead caddis, 14’s and 16’s. We will show you some other new patterns that have just arrived that we think will help change the minds of some of those stubborn red side trout.

River level is 4,330 CFS and the water temperature is 56 degrees. Weather is comfortable. Just the way we like it in the fall !

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.

Please join and support the Deschutes River Alliance. We are fighting very hard to preserve, protect and maintain the health and wellness of the Deschutes River.

Go to this link to find out what’s been happening and educate as many friends as you can. http://www.deschutesriveralliance.org/
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 - October 27th, 2018
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 58 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Summer Steelhead Report:

Steelhead fishing wasn’t too bad this last week of October. Most of the catching has been above Sherars falls, and as far up as Trout Creek. Even though the numbers of steelhead are way down, this is the time of year when they start to pod up into small groups of 4 to 8 fish. Obviously, if you happen to find one of those pods, your luck may change for the better.
Water temperature is in the 50’s, clarity really good. Again, realistically, Steelhead numbers in the river are well below average, but they seem to be active and willing to chase your fly. Lets hope it continues.

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Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Mornings are fishing decent, but it does pick up in the evenings. Fish those classic runs and riffles we all love to fish. Of course, if they’re not looking up, fish Nymphs and Wet flies in fast deep runs with lots of structor. You will need to add weight to get your flies deep enough to help your odds.

Pattern suggestions: Lightening Bugs, 16’s, Rainbow Warriors, 18’s & 20’s. Hares Ear Soft Hackle, 14’s & 16’s, Prince Nymphs, 10’s and 12’s, Sparkle Pupa’s, 16’s & 18’s, Soft Hackles, 16’s, CDC BH Pheasant tails, 14’s, & 16’s Double bead caddis, 14’s and 16’s. We will show you some other new patterns that have just arrived that we think will help change the minds of some of those stubborn red side trout.

River level is 4,330 CFS and the water temperature is 56 degrees. Weather is comfortable. Just the way we like it in the fall !

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.

Please join and support the Deschutes River Alliance. We are fighting very hard to preserve, protect and maintain the health and wellness of the Deschutes River.

Go to this link to find out what’s been happening and educate as many friends as you can. http://www.deschutesriveralliance.org/
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 - October 5th, 2018
  • Recorded:
  • Scattered showers
  • 63 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Summer Steelhead Report:

Steelhead fishing has picked up. More fish are being caught on a regular basis. Better activity above Sherars falls. I really think October should be our best month for steelhead fishing and “catching”. Water temperature is in the mid 50’s, clarity really good. Again, realistically, Steelhead numbers in the river are well below average, but they seem to be active and willing to chase your fly. Lets hope it continues.

Fish your favorite fly patterns, nothing special, just the good ol stuff that gives you confidence.
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Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Mornings are fishing decent, but it does pick up in the evenings. Fish those classic runs and riffles we all love to fish. Of course, if they’re not looking up, fish Nymphs and Wet flies in fast deep runs with lots of structor. You will need to add weight to get your flies deep enough to help your odds.

Pattern suggestions: Lightening Bugs, 16’s, Rainbow Warriors, 18’s & 20’s. Hares Ear Soft Hackle, 14’s & 16’s, Prince Nymphs, 10’s and 12’s, Sparkle Pupa’s, 16’s & 18’s, Soft Hackles, 16’s, CDC BH Pheasant tails, 14’s, & 16’s Double bead caddis, 14’s and 16’s. We will show you some other new patterns that have just arrived that we think will help change the minds of some of those stubborn red side trout.

River level is 4,030 CFS and the water temperature is 55 degrees. Weather is gradually cooling, September should improve our “catching” !

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.

Please join and support the Deschutes River Alliance. We are fighting very hard to preserve, protect and maintain the health and wellness of the Deschutes River.

Go to this link to find out what’s been happening and educate as many friends as you can. http://www.deschutesriveralliance.org/
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 - September 25th, 2018
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 73 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Summer Steelhead Report:

Steelhead fishing in the Deschutes tough. That makes it all the more rewarding when you do catch one. Numbers of steelhead are way below average.

I recommend fishing below Sherars Falls. By October we should have at least enough fish to target above the falls. Water conditions are good. Temperature and clarity really good.

Fish your favorite fly patterns, nothing special, just the good ol stuff that gives you confidence that's worked for years.

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Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Mornings are fishing decent, but it does pick up in the evenings. Fish those classic runs and riffles we all love to fish. Of course, if they’re not looking up, fish Nymphs and Wet flies in fast deep runs with lots of structor. You will need to add weight to get your flies deep enough to help your odds.

Pattern suggestions: Lightening Bugs, 16’s, Rainbow Warriors, 18’s & 20’s. Hares Ear Soft Hackle, 14’s & 16’s, Prince Nymphs, 10’s and 12’s, Sparkle Pupa’s, 16’s & 18’s, Soft Hackles, 16’s, CDC BH Pheasant tails, 14’s, & 16’s Double bead caddis, 14’s and 16’s. We will show you some other new patterns that have just arrived that we think will help change the minds of some of those stubborn red side trout.

River level is 3,930 CFS and the water temperature is 57 degrees. Weather is gradually cooling, September should improve our “catching” !

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.

Please join and support the Deschutes River Alliance. We are fighting very hard to preserve, protect and maintain the health and wellness of the Deschutes River.

Go to this link to find out what’s been happening and educate as many friends as you can. http://www.deschutesriveralliance.org/
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 - August 27th, 2018
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 68 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Summer Steelhead Report:

Returning numbers of steelhead in the Columbia are still well below average. In the Deschutes I recommend fishing morning hours when the water temperatures are favorable. Most of the steelhead caught are in the lower 35 miles. Most are fishing with their favorite fly patterns, nothing special, just the good ol stuff that’s been working for years.

Anglers are calling it a day before 2:00 PM. That’s very important considering the water simply is too warm to fish during the second half of the day when water temperatures reach and or surpass 67 degrees Fahrenheit. In the past two weeks, water temps. have been recorded as high as 68 to 70 degrees. Obviously, fish become stressed and very inactive.

It goes without saying that attempting to fish for steelhead when water temperatures reach the high 60’s low 70’s your chances decrease immensely and if you are so fortunate to hook one you’ll kill that fish. It won’t be able to recover from being hooked, played and landed.

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Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Mornings are fishing decent, but it does pick up in the evenings. Fish those classic runs and riffles we all love to fish. Of course, if they’re not looking up, fish Nymphs and Wet flies in fast deep runs with lots of structor. You will need to add weight to get your flies deep enough to help your odds.

Pattern suggestions: Lightening Bugs, 16’s, Rainbow Warriors, 18’s & 20’s. Hares Ear Soft Hackle, 14’s & 16’s, Prince Nymphs, 10’s and 12’s, Sparkle Pupa’s, 16’s & 18’s, Soft Hackles, 16’s, CDC BH Pheasant tails, 14’s, & 16’s Double bead caddis, 14’s and 16’s. We will show you some other new patterns that have just arrived that we think will help change the minds of some of those stubborn red side trout.

River level is 3,930 CFS and the water temperature is 57 degrees. Weather is gradually cooling, September should improve our “catching” !

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.

Please join and support the Deschutes River Alliance. We are fighting very hard to preserve, protect and maintain the health and wellness of the Deschutes River.

Go to this link to find out what’s been happening and educate as many friends as you can. http://www.deschutesriveralliance.org/
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 - August 4th, 2018
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 86 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Summer Steelhead Report:

Well, I’m pleased to announce that the early part of our steelhead season is better than anticipated. Returning numbers of steelhead in the Columbia are still well below average. However, the fish that are in the system, seem to be fairly active and willing to take swung flies during the early morning hours when the water temperatures are favorable. Most of the steelhead caught have been in the lower 20 miles (or so), of the Deschutes. Most folks are fishing with their favorite fly patterns, nothing special, just the good ol stuff that’s been working for years and years.

This time of year, fisherman are calling it a day before 1:00 PM. That’s very important considering the water simply is too warm to fish during the second half of the day when water temperatures reach and surpass 67 degrees Fahrenheit. In the past two weeks, water temps. have been recorded as high as 70 to 72 degrees. Obviously, fish become stressed and very inactive.

It goes without saying that attempting to fish for steelhead when water temperatures reach the high 60’s low 70’s your chances decrease immensely and if you are so fortunate to hook one you’ll kill that fish. It won’t be able to recover from being hooked, played and landed.

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Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Mornings are fishing a little better, but it does pick up in the evenings. Fish those classic runs and riffles we all love to fish. Of course, if they’re not looking up, fish Nymphs and Wet flies in fast deep runs with lots of structor. You will need to add weight to get your flies deep enough to help your odds.

Pattern suggestions: Lightening Bugs, 16’s, Rainbow Warriors, 18’s & 20’s. Hares Ear Soft Hackle, 14’s & 16’s, Prince Nymphs, 10’s and 12’s, Sparkle Pupa’s, 16’s & 18’s, Soft Hackles, 14’s, CDC BH Pheasant tails, 14’s, & 16’s Double bead caddis, 14’s and 16’s. We will show you some other new patterns that have just arrived that we think will help change the minds of some of those stubborn red side trout.

River level is 3,830 CFS and the water temperature is 56 degrees. Weather is supposed to be in the 80’s next week!

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.

Please join and support the Deschutes River Alliance. We are fighting very hard to preserve, protect and maintain the health and wellness of the Deschutes River.

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

 
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