Fishing Reports

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Deschutes River - December 28th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 33 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Summer Steelhead Report:

I trust everyone has had a good holiday so far ?! Well, for this time of year the odd steelhead has been caught. Obviously, at this stage in the game the fish are here just “milling around” waiting to start moving into potential spawning areas. They will spawn sometime in February through the first part of March.


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Red Side Trout Report:

Fishing for trout in December and January can be slow, but rewarding. Most of the
hatches take place during the middle of the day as does the feeding window for the trout. Anytime from 11am to around 3 pm would be the best time to cast your flies.
 
Typical hatches will be: the Lil Winter Stone (16’s), Igloo Cased Caddis (20’s) and Blue Wing Olives (20’s). Remember, the “winter cycle” of the BWO’s hatch from Late January through the middle of March. Those will be a nice size 16’s, little easier to see than the 20’s we’re dealing with now.    
 
You’ll probably want to spend more time fishing wets and nymphs. I recommend fish a 2 fly rig. Size 10 to 14 is a good choice for your first fly, and size 16 to 20 for your point fly. Adding a split shot or two would be a good idea. It’ll help you get the flies a little deeper in some of the heavier runs. 

If you have Q’s, Please don’t hesitate to call, I 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 - November 16th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 40 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes Summer Steelhead & Redside Trout Report
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Summer Steelhead Report:

Steelhead fishing has been tough, a few fish caught here and there, but nothing to write home to mom about. It seems strange because there are fish through out the river, they’re just not very responsive. There are fewer numbers of Chinook spawning, and I think that will help your odds because the steelhead will have less salmon pestering them.

Fishing from Maupin upstream to Warm Springs will be your best bet. Conditions are good, water is clear, water temps are just right and the weather is still pretty nice.
 
We’ve had some weather on Mt. Hood, so White River is still adding color to the Deschutes. Fishing below Sherars Falls may not be a good choice.

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Red Side Trout Report:

Trout fishing has also been a little tougher than a month ago.
You can fish for trout all day long now that we are well into the fall season.
Typical hatches will be: Net Spinning Caddis (16’s), and Igloo Cased Caddis (20’s). Blue Wing Olives (20’s).    
 
You’ll probably want to spend more time fishing wets and nymphs. We recommend fish a 2 fly rig. Size 10 to 14 is a good choice for your first fly, and size 16 to 20 for your point fly. Adding a split shot or two would be a good idea too, it’ll help you get the flies a little deeper in some of the heavier runs. 

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 - November 6th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 56 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes Summer Steelhead & Redside Trout Report
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Summer Steelhead Report:

Steelhead fishing has been tough, a few fish caught here and there, but nothing to write home to mom about. It seems strange because there are fish through out the river, they’re just not very responsive. There are fewer numbers of Chinook spawning, and I think that will help your odds because the steelhead will have less salmon pestering them.

Fishing from Maupin upstream to Warm Springs will be your best bet. Conditions are good, water is clear, water temps are just right and the weather is still pretty nice.
 
We’ve had some weather on Mt. Hood, so White River is still adding color to the Deschutes. Fishing below Sherars Falls may not be a good choice.

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Red Side Trout Report:

Trout fishing has also been a little tougher than a month ago.
You can fish for trout all day long now that we are well into the fall season.
Typical hatches will be: Net Spinning Caddis (16’s), and Igloo Cased Caddis (20’s). Blue Wing Olives (20’s).    
 
You’ll probably want to spend more time fishing wets and nymphs. We recommend fish a 2 fly rig. Size 10 to 14 is a good choice for your first fly, and size 16 to 20 for your point fly. Adding a split shot or two would be a good idea too, it’ll help you get the flies a little deeper in some of the heavier runs. 

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 28th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 59 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes Summer Steelhead & Redside Trout Report
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Summer Steelhead Report:

Steelhead “catching” has slowed down. The run is still under way, just fewer numbers. The Chinook have increased in numbers and they are spawning in various places below Sherars Falls, and yes, they are chasing the steelhead around making life not so fun for them.

At least for now, it would be best if you fished for steelhead from Maupin up stream to Warm Springs. Fishing conditions are good, water is clear, and the Chinook haven’t been a problem for the steelhead in this area.

White River is still out, but the flow is so little that it has had little effect on the clarity of the Deschutes.

A tip on checking the clarity of the Deschutes is to get below Sherars Falls, and go down to at least Pine Tree boat launch. At this point, the Deschutes has diluted what White River has added, and you can get a much truer estimate of how the Deschutes looks. Remember, 2 to 3 feet visibility is all you need.   


R E D S I D E  T R O U T:
Trout fishing has also been a little tougher than a month ago.
Best time to wet a line is 8AM to 12PM and 4PM to dark.
Typical caddis hatches will continue: October Caddis (8's), Net Spinning Caddis (16’s), and Igloo Cased Caddis (20's).   
 
Middle of the day is a little slow, mornings typically better, but its usually the best from 4PM 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.

Best water types to fish. Back eddies, steep bank runs with foam lines, Fast deep runs during the day, riffles, and down stream of riffles where the water slows and deepens. Try some of the heavier water a little further out right in the seam just inside the dancing waves.

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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Deschutes River - September 27th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 69 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Deschutes Summer Steelhead & Redside Trout Report
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Summer Steelhead Report:

Steelhead are being caught most days. Yesterday the reports were fair. We have a day or two when it gets slow, that’s typical. Water temperatures are real good now, and shouldn’t be an issue the rest of the season.

Strong numbers of steelhead are still moving up the Columbia. We should expect steelhead travel to continue in the Columbia basin through late summer and fall.

Update on the color of the Deschutes below White River. It has cleared up and is in good shape!

A tip on checking the clarity of the Deschutes is to get below Sherars Falls, and go down to at least Pine Tree boat launch. At this point, the Deschutes has diluted what White River has added, and you can get a much truer estimate of how the Deschutes looks. Remember, 2 to 3 feet visibility is all you need.

R E D S I D E  T R O U T:
Trout seem to be more responsive.
Best time to wet a line is 8AM to 11 AM and 5PM to dark.
Typical caddis hatches will continue: October Caddis (8's), Net Spinning Caddis (16's), American Grannom (16's), and Igloo Cased Caddis (20's).    
 
Middle of the day a little slow, mornings typically better, but its usually the best from 4PM 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.   

Best water types to fish. Back eddies, steep bank runs with foam lines, Fast deep runs during the day, riffles, and down stream of riffles where the water slows and deepens. Try some of the heavier water a little further out right in the seam just inside the dancing waves.

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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Deschutes River - September 20th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 72 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Deschutes Summer Steelhead & Redside Trout Report
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Summer Steelhead Report:

Steelhead are being caught most days. Yesterday the reports were all good. I only talked with 2 people that didn't get fish, but the rest were happy campers! We have a day or two when it gets slow, so that’s normal. Water temperatures are real good now, and shouldn’t be an issue the rest of the season.

Strong numbers of steelhead are still moving up the Columbia. We should expect steelhead travel to continue in the Columbia basin through late summer and fall.

Update on the color of the Deschutes below White River. It has cleared up and is in good shape! The little blast from the White a couple of days ago has pushed through and it looks like we're good to go.

A tip on checking the clarity of the Deschutes is to get below Sherars Falls, and go down to at least Pine Tree boat launch. At this point, the Deschutes has diluted what White River has added, and you can get a much truer estimate of how the Deschutes looks. Remember, 2 to 3 feet visibility is all you need.

R E D S I D E  T R O U T:
Trout seem to be more responsive.
Best time to wet a line is 8AM to 11 AM and 5PM to dark.
Typical caddis hatches will continue: Net Spinning Caddis (16's), American Grannom (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 5PM 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.   

Best water types to fish. Back eddies, steep bank runs with foam lines, Fast deep runs during the day, riffles, and down stream of riffles where the water slows and deepens. Try some of the heavier water a little further out right in the seam just inside the dancing waves.

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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