Fishing Reports

5 reports total
Deschutes River - Lower - July 19th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 73 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Steelhead:
Deschutes Summer Steelhaed:

So far, very low numbers of steelhead have made they’re way into the lower ten miles of the Deschutes River. Fishing for them has been unproductive and obviously disappointing. Water temperatures have climbed quickly to the upper 60’s and is the feared reason why. More later. 

Trout: 
Deschutes River Redside Trout Report:
     
River levels have dropped steadily and are now at a very favorable flow range.  You will find trout feeding on dries, wets, and nymphs in back eddies, inside current seams, riffles, fast water pockets and steep bank runs. Make sure you cover those tight to the bank areas, as this is still the  most consistent producing places. 

Make sure you have: Igloo Case Building Caddis, (20’s) Net Spinning Caddis Larva and pupa, (16’s) PMD’s, nymphs, emergers, and adults, (16’s) and PED’s nymphs emergers and adults, (12)’s. These hatches are in good numbers and should be fished from 12 noon until 7 Pm.. Don’t forget about midge, they hatch all year long, and if you don’t mind fishing these (18’s) (20’s) (22’s) in the slow water, you can sometimes save the day. Also, be willing to stay out until last light, usually the best caddis fishing of the day is in the last 45 minutes of the day.

A good plan is to take a few moments to study and look for rising or sipping trout in back eddies, and slack water, just inside a current edge that forms a food gathering seam. Nothing there? No sweat, head for the tree lines and work your way up stream at a good pace. Have fun !!! 

If you have Q’s, Please don’t hesitate to call, John Smeraglio, Nate Morris, or Joe Ringo, ...             We’d be glad to help!
                         (541) 395-2565,    

  
 
Deschutes River - Lower - July 14th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 73 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Steelhead:
Deschutes Summer Steelhaed:

So far, very low numbers of steelhead have made they’re way into the lower ten miles of the Deschutes River. Fishing for them has been unproductive and obviously disappointing. Water temperatures have climbed quickly to the upper 60’s and is the feared reason why. More later. 

Trout: 
Deschutes River Redside Trout Report:
     
River levels have dropped steadily and are now at a very favorable flow range.  You will find trout feeding on dries, wets, and nymphs in back eddies, inside current seams, riffles, fast water pockets and steep bank runs. Make sure you cover those tight to the bank areas, as this is still the  most consistent producing places. 

Make sure you have: Igloo Case Building Caddis, (20’s) Net Spinning Caddis Larva and pupa, (16’s) PMD’s, nymphs, emergers, and adults, (16’s) and PED’s nymphs emergers and adults, (12)’s. These hatches are in good numbers and should be fished from 12 noon until 7 Pm.. Don’t forget about midge, they hatch all year long, and if you don’t mind fishing these (18’s) (20’s) (22’s) in the slow water, you can sometimes save the day.

A good plan is to take a few moments to study and look for rising or sipping trout in back eddies, and slack water, just inside a current edge that forms a food gathering seam. Nothing there? No sweat, head for the tree lines and work your way up stream at a good pace. Have fun !!! 

If you have Q’s, Please don’t hesitate to call, John Smeraglio, Nate Morris, or Joe Ringo, ...             We’d be glad to help!
                         (541) 395-2565,    

  
 
Deschutes River - Lower - June 21st, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 82 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
 Deschutes River Redside Trout Report:
      
The Salmon fly & Golden Stone hatch is hanging on by a thread, but for the most part, the Trout Creek / Warm Springs area is the place to be if you want to partake. They have faded in the Maupin section, but the trout still will take the big offering. It was a good hatch this year despite the very cool and unusual weather. Those conditions effect humans much more than the insects.

Well, I can’t believe I’m saying this but, It is officially Summer! And with it, brings many more wonderful hatches that produce nice big Deschutes Redside Trout!

Rick Hafele and myself conducted an entomology class in Maupin last Saturday and our samples showed very strong numbers of PMD, and PED nymphs, plus Net Spinning Caddis larva. A few of our students experienced watching some of the Net Spinning Caddis pupa shed they’re pupa shuck, emerge as winged adults, and fly from the viewing try.
Some of the class members stuck around for a day or two and enjoyed some good “catching” by applying they’re new knowledge.

River levels have dropped steadily and are now at a very favorable flow range.  You will find trout feeding on dries, wets, and nymphs in back eddies, inside current seams, riffles, fast water pockets and steep bank runs. Make sure you cover those tight to the bank areas, as this is still the  most consistent producing places.  

Make sure you have: Igloo Case Building Caddis, (20’s) Net Spinning Caddis Larva and pupa, (16’s) PMD’s, nymphs, emergers, and adults, (16’s) and PED’s nymphs emergers and adults, (12)’s. These hatches are in good numbers and should be fished from 12 noon until 7 Pm.. Don’t forget about midge, they hatch all year long, and if you don’t mind fishing these (18’s) (20’s) (22’s) in the slow water, you can sometimes save the day.

A good plan is to take a few moments to study and look for rising or sipping trout in back eddies, and slack water, just inside a current edge that forms a food gathering seam. Nothing there? No sweat, head for the tree lines and work your way up stream at a good pace. Have fun !!!  

If you have Q’s, Please don’t hesitate to call, John Smeraglio, Nate Morris, or Joe Ringo, ...             We’d be glad to help!
                         (541) 395-2565, 
 
Deschutes River - Lower - June 11th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 63 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
  Deschutes River Redside Trout Report:

Trout fishing is good! There are those off and on times like any other day but for the most part, its been fun!      

The Golden Stone hatch is still happening, good numbers of the big boys from Maupin up to Warm Springs. A few Salmon flies still hanging around, but they have faded slightly in numbers. Adults are active throughout the late morning untill dark. Green Drakes are hatching midday with good results. Lots of other may flies popping in the afternoon, PMD’s & PED’s shoud be in the air from 1 until 3 PM. 

 

Clarity has improved, green color,15 feet visibility and fishes good all day long. You will find trout feeding on dries, wets, and nymphs in back eddies, inside current seams, fast water pockets and steep bank runs. Be mindful, that with these high water levels, the grass hummocks along the bank will be under water in most areas. Make your cast just to the outside of them, and find trout laying there in anticipation of food.  

 

Igloo Case Building Caddis, (20’s) Free Living caddis,(14’s) Mahogany duns,(16’s) PMD’s,(16’s) and PED’s (12)’s are hatches that are in good numbers and should be fished if the big bugs aren’t working. Don’t forget about midge, they hatch all year long, and if you don’t mind fishing these (18’s) (20’s) (22’s) in the slow water, you can sometimes save the day. 

 

A good plan is to take a few moments to study and look for rising or sipping trout in back eddies, and slack water, just inside a current edge that forms a food gathering seam. Nothing there? No sweat, head for the tree lines and work your way up stream at a good pace. Have fun !!!  

 

If you have Q’s, Please don’t hesitate to call, John Smeraglio, Nate Morris, or Joe Ringo, ...             We’d be glad to help! 

                         (541) 395-2565,     

 
Deschutes River - Lower - June 11th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 63 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
  Deschutes River Redside Trout Report:

Trout fishing is good! There are those off and on times like any other day but for the most part, its been fun!      

The Golden Stone hatch is still happening, good numbers of the big boys from Maupin up to Warm Springs. A few Salmon flies still hanging around, but they have faded slightly in numbers. Adults are active throughout the late morning untill dark. Green Drakes are hatching midday with good results. Lots of other may flies popping in the afternoon, PMD’s & PED’s shoud be in the air from 1 until 3 PM. 

 

Clarity has improved, green color,15 feet visibility and fishes good all day long. You will find trout feeding on dries, wets, and nymphs in back eddies, inside current seams, fast water pockets and steep bank runs. Be mindful, that with these high water levels, the grass hummocks along the bank will be under water in most areas. Make your cast just to the outside of them, and find trout laying there in anticipation of food.  

 

Igloo Case Building Caddis, (20’s) Free Living caddis,(14’s) Mahogany duns,(16’s) PMD’s,(16’s) and PED’s (12)’s are hatches that are in good numbers and should be fished if the big bugs aren’t working. Don’t forget about midge, they hatch all year long, and if you don’t mind fishing these (18’s) (20’s) (22’s) in the slow water, you can sometimes save the day. 

 

A good plan is to take a few moments to study and look for rising or sipping trout in back eddies, and slack water, just inside a current edge that forms a food gathering seam. Nothing there? No sweat, head for the tree lines and work your way up stream at a good pace. Have fun !!!  

 

If you have Q’s, Please don’t hesitate to call, John Smeraglio, Nate Morris, or Joe Ringo, ...             We’d be glad to help! 

                         (541) 395-2565,     

 
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