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Deschutes River - May 28th, 2019
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 71 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Salmon Flies, Golden Stones and Little Yellow Stones are out in good numbers and trout are responding favorably! Yes, trout are looking up and taking the dries!
The majority of this wonderful activity is, of course, taking place along the shore and tree lines where the most adult stones have accumulated to preparing to fly back over the river to lay their eggs.

The other good news is the PMD’s, PED’s have been hatching for about 3 weeks and fish have been keying on those from early afternoon to early evening. Last but not least, the Green Drakes have started to hatching! If you think the trout like stone flies, wait till you see them go for the drakes when they’re hatching. Most of the time, there is no hesitation, just a very aggressive grab off the top! Sadly, the drake hatch here isn’t very abundant and only last for about two weeks. So by the middle of June, they’ll be done.

There are a few more Caddis hatching too. Make sure you use those smaller flies if the trout are not responding to the bigger Stone Flies, PED’s & Green Drakes.

There is still some Steelhead smolt moving through the river on their way to the Columbia. You will catch these little guys throughout the day between the trout.    

Pattern suggestions: Norm Wood Special, 8’s & 10’s, Clark Stone 10’s, Lil Yellow Sally’s, 16’s, Para PED, 12’s, PMD’s 16’s, Para Green Drake, 10’s, Elk hair Caddis, 14’s & 16’s, Hares Ear Soft Hackle, 14’s & 16’s, Prince Nymphs, 10’s and 12’s, Sparkle Soft Hackles, 16’s, CDC BH Pheasant tails, 14’s, & 16’s Double bead caddis, 14’s and 16’s. Lightening Bugs, 16’s, Rainbow Warriors, 18’s & 20’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 4,770 CFS and the water temperature is 53 degrees.

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 - May 16th, 2019
  • Recorded:
  • Showers
  • 63 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Todays discharge from Pelton dam is 4,380 CFS at 11:00am. Water temperature is 53 degrees. Conditions are ideal.

Salmon Flies and Golden Stones are really moving now. Nymphs are migrating out of the river in good numbers and the adults are accumulating along the shore. I would recommend fishing stone nymphs close to the bank using black or brown
sizes 6 to 10.

It's a good idea to use some stone fly patterns that aren't too heavily weighted. Even though you’re fishing in fast water, it’s shallower close to the bank. When you use a fly that has less weight, you won’t get hung up as often making it easier to complete your total personation. I would try a Golden Stone dry pattern in the afternoon just in case the trout decide to look up!

There are a few more May Flies and Caddis hatching, so make sure you use those smaller flies if the trout are not responding to the bigger Stone Fly nymphs.

The Steelhead smolt are moving through the river on their way to the Columbia. You will catch these little guys throughout the day between the trout.    

Pattern suggestions: Stone Fly Nymphs, Black and Brown, 6 to 10's. Lightening Bugs, 16’s, Rainbow Warriors, 16’s & 18’s. Hares Ear Soft Hackle, 14’s & 16’s, Prince Nymphs, 10’s and 12’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.

You really need to stay on the bank, the trout are right in tight. Middle of the day is when you’ll have the best opportunity for dry fly action.

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 - May 13th, 2019
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 78 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Todays discharge from Pelton dam is 4,410 CFS at 11:00am. Water temperature is 53 degrees. Conditions are ideal.

Salmon Flies and Golden Stones are really moving now. Nymphs are migrating out of the river in good numbers and the adults are accumulating along the shore. I would recommend fishing stone nymphs close to the bank using black or brown
sizes 6 to 10.

It's a good idea to use some stone fly patterns that aren't too heavily weighted. Even though you’re fishing in fast water, it’s shallower close to the bank. When you use a fly that has less weight, you won’t get hung up as often making it easier to complete your total personation. I would try a Golden Stone dry pattern in the afternoon just in case the trout decide to look up!

There are a few more May Flies and Caddis hatching, so make sure you use those smaller flies if the trout are not responding to the bigger Stone Fly nymphs.

The Steelhead smolt are moving through the river on their way to the Columbia. You will catch these little guys throughout the day between the trout.    

Pattern suggestions: Stone Fly Nymphs, Black and Brown, 6 to 10's. Lightening Bugs, 16’s, Rainbow Warriors, 16’s & 18’s. Hares Ear Soft Hackle, 14’s & 16’s, Prince Nymphs, 10’s and 12’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.

You really need to stay on the bank, the trout are right in tight. Middle of the day is when you’ll have the best opportunity for dry fly action.

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 - May 8th, 2019
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 78 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Todays discharge from Pelton dam is 4,480 CFS at 11:00am. Now the level is at a normal flow range. Water temperature is 52 degrees.

Not very many Salmon Flies yet, but the Golden Stone nymphs are migrating out of the river in good numbers and the adults are accumulating along the shore and onto the bank. I would recommend fishing stone nymphs close to the bank using black or brown
sizes 6 to 10.

It's a good idea to use some stone fly patterns that aren't too heavily weighted. Even though you’re fishing in fast water, it’s shallower close to the bank. When you use a fly that has less weight, you won’t get hung up as often making it easier to complete your total personation. I would try a Golden Stone dry pattern in the afternoon just in case the trout decide to look up!

There are a few more May Flies and Caddis hatching, so make sure you use those smaller flies if the trout are not responding to the bigger Stone Fly nymphs.

The Steelhead smolt are moving through the river on their way to the Columbia. You will catch these little guys throughout the day between the trout.    

Pattern suggestions: Stone Fly Nymphs, Black and Brown, 6 to 10's. Lightening Bugs, 16’s, Rainbow Warriors, 16’s & 18’s. Hares Ear Soft Hackle, 14’s & 16’s, Prince Nymphs, 10’s and 12’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.

You really need to stay on the bank, the trout are right in tight. Middle of the day is when you’ll have the best opportunity for dry fly action.

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 - May 6th, 2019
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 72 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Todays discharge from Pelton dam is 4,620 CFS at 11:00am. Now the level is in a normal flow range. Water temperature is 52 degrees.

Now we will start to see Stone fly nymphs migrating out of the river onto the bank. I would recommend fishing stone nymphs close to the bank using black or brown sizes 6 to 10. It's a good idea to use some stone fly patterns that aren't too heavily weighted. Even though you’re fishing in fast water, it’s shallower close to the bank. When you use a fly that has less weight, you won’t get hung up as often making it easier to complete your total personation.

There are a few more May Flies and Caddis hatching, so make sure you use those smaller flies if the trout are not responding to the bigger Stone Fly nymphs.

The Steelhead smolt are moving through the river on their way to the Columbia. You will catch these little guys throughout the day between the trout.    

Pattern suggestions: Stone Fly Nymphs, Black and Brown, 6 to 10's. Lightening Bugs, 16’s, Rainbow Warriors, 16’s & 18’s. Hares Ear Soft Hackle, 14’s & 16’s, Prince Nymphs, 10’s and 12’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.

You really need to stay on the bank, the trout are right in tight. Middle of the day is when you’ll have the best opportunity for dry fly action.

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 - April 24th, 2019
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 69 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

The Deschutes river is steadily dropping. Todays discharge from Pelton dam is now 5,400 CFS at 10:00am. Now it's getting close to a fishing level. Water temperature is 50 degrees. This temp. is much closer to normal.

Trout fishing? Better! This weekend could be good. I would recommend late morning to early evening fishing with nymphs and wet flies in slow deep runs with lots of structor. You will need to add weight to get your flies deep enough to help your odds.

You really need to stay on the bank at these water levels, the trout are right in tight.
Middle of the day is when you’ll have the best opportunity for dry fly action. The dominant hatch has been the BWO’s, size 16 or 18 found in the usual places. slow soft runs and back eddies. Make sure you check the foam lines, a lot of duns get trapped in those and fish are aware of that easy food source. 

Pattern suggestions: Stone fly nymphs, 8's & 10's, 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, 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.

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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