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Deschutes River - January 15th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 41 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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R E D S I D E  T R O U T:

Well, if your tired of beating yourself up trying for Steelhead, give the Resides a shot. Trout fishing has been fair. We are observing our Winter generation of BWO’s, size (16's & 18's), Winter Stone Flies (18), Igloo Cased Caddis (20’s), and of course those wonderful Midge (20's & 22's).

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 the best water types to fish are back eddies, steep bank runs, slow riffles and below riffles where the water deepens.

Dry fly fishing can be really fun in January, but you might have to get nymphs and small atrctor patterns deep to get results.
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Summer Steelhead Report:

At this point in time steelhead fishing would be nothing more than casting practice. This is the time of year where the Steelhead just sort of "mill around" drifting up and down river finding calmer water types to hang out in until they prepare to stage for spawning later this winter.

It can be a very nice time of year to fish as long as you know your odds of hooking steelhead are less than favorable. There are those days that can surprise you. Rain, snow, or shine, go ahead and fish throughout the whole day, your chances are as good anytime of day during January.

Water is clear and the flow is at a good level. Water temperatures are in the upper 30's to low 40's. A type 3 or 6 in a 10foot length should work well for covering a run.

Thanks, and see ya soon !
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565
 
Deschutes River - December 29th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Rain and/or snow
  • 36 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Summer Steelhead Report:
With water levels high, (6,830 CFS from Pelton reregulating dam), fishing has been tough. for both Steelhead and Redside trout. Water temperatures are not helping, 44.6 degrees. We've had some winter weather, once it has passed through, things should settle down and improve again. When they do, fishing should be much like the last report.

A few steelhead are being caught, but overall fishing remains sporadic. This is the time of year where the Steelhead just sort of "mill around" drifting up and down river finding calmer water types to hang out in until they prepare to stage for spawning later this winter.

If you can get here, it can be a very nice time of year to fish as long as you know your odds of hooking steelhead are less than favorable. But there are those days that can and do surprise you. Rain, snow, or shine, go ahead and fish throughout the whole day, your chances are as good anytime of day during December.

Water is gin clear and the flow is at a very good level. Water temperatures are above 40 degrees so you won’t have to be on the bottom to get a response from resting Steelhead. Dry line, type 3 or type 6 in about 10foot length should work well for covering a run. 
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R E D S I D E  T R O U T:

Well, if your tired of beating yourself up trying for steelhead, give the resides a shot. And the trout fishing has been pretty good. We are observing our third generation of BWO’s, size 20, Net Spinning Caddis (16’s), and Igloo Cased Caddis (20’s).

Use small BWO & Midge patterns (size18,  20 & 22), are very active from 11AM to around 3PM.  A couple of other really good flies to try in the late mornings are 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, and slower soft water areas inside the main current. 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 you have Q’s, Please don’t hesitate to call, we will be glad to help

ENJOY AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!
Thanks, see ya soon
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565
 
Deschutes River - December 19th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 48 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Summer Steelhead Report:

A few steelhead are being caught, but overall fishing remains sporadic. This is the time of year where the Steelhead just sort of "mill around" drifting up and down river finding calmer water types to hang out in until they prepare to stage for spawning later this winter.

If you can get here, it can be a very nice time of year to fish as long as you know your odds of hooking steelhead are less than favorable. But there are those days that can and do surprise you. Rain, snow, or shine, go ahead and fish throughout the whole day, your chances are as good anytime of day during December.

Water is gin clear and the flow is at a very good level. Water temperatures are above 40 degrees so you won’t have to be on the bottom to get a response from resting Steelhead. Dry line, type 3 or type 6 in about 10foot length should work well for covering a run. 
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R E D S I D E  T R O U T:

Well, if your tired of beating yourself up trying for steelhead, give the resides a shot. And the trout fishing has been pretty good. We are observing our third generation of BWO’s, size 20, Net Spinning Caddis (16’s), and Igloo Cased Caddis (20’s).

Use small BWO & Midge patterns (size18,  20 & 22), are very active from 11AM to around 3PM.  A couple of other really good flies to try in the late mornings are 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, and slower soft water areas inside the main current. 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 you have Q’s, Please don’t hesitate to call, we will be glad to help

ENJOY AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!
Thanks, see ya soon
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565
 
Deschutes River - October 30th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 52 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Summer Steelhead Report:

A few steelhead are being caught, but overall fishing remains sporadic. All of us were anticipating it to greatly improve, but it just hasn't taken off. This has been one of the strangest steelhead seasons that can ever remember on the Deschutes.
However, if the weather and river conditions remain favorable, we could see some better steelhead fishing in November.

The numbers of Steelhead passing over Sherars Falls are consistent, even though they are below normal. Water conditions are wonderful, no problems with the White River, and the temperatures are just perfect. The weather is absolutely wonderful. Lows in the upper 40’s and high’s in the mid 60’s. A variety of fly patterns have been working, so if you have a favorite fly you have confidence in, use it.
 
During midday hours you might think about fish faster and deeper water. It’s more oxygenated and because of it’s broken white water chop, it creates a natural shade canopy making steelhead feel more comfortable. So if you have sink tips handy, put one on and give it a try.
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R E D S I D E  T R O U T:

Well, if your tired of beating yourself up trying for steelhead, give the resides a shot. And the trout fishing has been pretty good. We are observing our third generation of BWO’s, size 20, Net Spinning Caddis (16’s), and Igloo Cased Caddis (20’s).

The October Caddis are out in force now. Best to fish the Pupa pattern for those big boys, but, there have been favorable reports of nice sized trout taking a few of the spent October Caddis off the surface !

The middle of the day can be a little tough, 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. Oh yeah, the October caddis are size 8’s, so it’s fun to fish those larger flies when you get tired of tying on size 20’s all day.
Use small Midge patterns (size 20 to 22), are very active from 7AM to around 10AM. 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 63 degrees.

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

ENJOY !!!
Thanks, see ya soon
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565
 
Deschutes River - October 4th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 77 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Summer Steelhead Report:

Sadly, there are fair numbers of steelhead moving through the Deschutes River right now. Even though steelhead numbers are good in the Columbia, the amount of steelhead migrating up the Deschutes at this time is sub parr.

There seems to be a more favorable amount of steelhead hanging around the lower 30 miles or so, and they just seem to be taking their sweet time moving through.

Above Sherars Falls last week there were a few more fish hooked, but we are simply not seeing normal numbers of steelhead from Sherars to Trout Creek for early October. 

Water conditions are wonderful, no problems with the White River, and the temperatures are just perfect. The weather is absolutely wonderful. Lows in the upper 40’s and high’s in the mid 70’s. A variety of fly patterns have been working, so if you have a favorite fly you have confidence in, use it.
 
During direct sunlit hours, you might think about fish faster and deeper water. It’s more oxygenated and because of it’s broken white water chop, it creates a natural shade canopy making steelhead feel more comfortable. So if you have sink tips handy, put one on and give it a try.

Seems like everyone is holding their breath waiting for it to just kick free and bust loose. It very well may do that at any given time for the next two months. Obviously they’re late, but we’ll take em later rather than not at all.

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R E D S I D E  T R O U T:

Well, if your tired of beating yourself up trying for steelhead, give the resides a shot. And the trout fishing has been pretty good. We are observing our third generation of BWO’s, size 20, Net Spinning Caddis (16’s), and Igloo Cased Caddis (20’s).

The October Caddis are out in force now. Best to fish the Pupa pattern for those big boys, but, there have been favorable reports of nice sized trout taking a few of the spent October Caddis off the surface !

The middle of the day can be a little tough, 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. Oh yeah, the October caddis are size 8’s, so it’s fun to fish those larger flies when you get tired of tying on size 20’s all day.
Use small Midge patterns (size 20 to 22), are very active from 7AM to around 10AM. 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 63 degrees.

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

ENJOY !!!
Thanks, see ya soon
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565
 
Deschutes River - September 21st, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 90 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Summer Steelhead Report:
There is a good number of steelhead moving through the Deschutes River right now. Your chances are good from Sherars Falls down to the mouth. Fishing above Sherars Falls this week finally improved with better numbers of steelhead movement. Still not what they should be this late in September, but we expect that to chance for the better very soon.

Water conditions are wonderful, no problems with the White River, and the temperatures are just perfect. A variety of fly patterns have been working quite well, so if you have a favorite fly you have confidence in, use it !

Weather expected to start cooling down about the 23rd, which happens to be the first day of Fall. Lows in the mid 40’s and high’s in the low 70’s. Don’t you just love this time of year !?

During direct sunlit hours, you might think about fish faster and deeper water. It’s more oxygenated and because of it’s broken white water chop, it creates a natural shade canopy making steelhead feel more comfortable. So if you have sink tips handy, put one on and give it a try.

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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.

Late summer hatches start to show signs of change. We are observing our third generation of BWO’s, size 20, Net Spinning Caddis (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 63 degrees.

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

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