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Deschutes River - May 20th, 2020
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 69 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Stone Fly Hatch is happening. Plenty of adult Salmon Flies and Golden Stones on the banks and trees. They are laying their eggs regularly anytime from late morning to early evening. If the fish don’t look up to your dry, switch back to the stone nymphs. Fish those nymphs in fast water with lots of structure close to the bank. Black, brown or gold, size 6’s, 8’s and 10’s. Also starting to see some very early Green Drake May flies. Late morning to afternoon is when they are the most active, so if you see any hatching, try a dry pattern. Use a size 8 or 10. You’ll know very quickly if the trout are keying in on them.

Fishing for redside trout overall is fair to good. Best time is midday. Fish riffles, deep runs below those riffles, and back eddies. During the month of May, you should be fishing a wide variety of patterns and sizes. This will bring you more success because it is one of the best months for not just stone flies, but for may flies and caddis. They get over looked a lot because everyone is so pressed to catch trout on stone flies.

Mayfly hatches are BWO’s, 18’s Mahogany Duns 16’s, Pale Evening Duns 14’s and Green Drake’s size 8 to 10’s. Caddis are hatching in fair numbers, particularly around 1 to 4pm. Make sure you’re fishing sizes 16’s to 20’s. in any stage. Larva, pupa and adult.

Pattern suggestions: Thorax BWO 18’s, Elk hair Caddis, 16’s, 18’s, Hares Ear Soft Hackle, 14’s & 16’s, Prince Nymphs, 10’s and 12’s, Sparkle Soft Hackles, 16’s, 18’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 4,480 CFS and the water temperature is 54 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.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. Again, I will do whatever I can to provide you with the best customer service I can given the current circumstances.

Stay away from me,

  John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565
john@flyfishingdeschutes.com

 
Deschutes River - May 12th, 2020
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 67 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Fishing for redside trout overall is good. Best time is midday. Fish riffles, deep runs below riffles, and back eddies. During the month of May, you should be fishing a wide variety of patterns and sizes. This will bring you more success because it is one of the best months for not just stone flies, but for may flies and caddis. Stone Flies have increased in numbers. The last two weeks of May the hatch should peak.

Mayfly hatches are BWO’s, 18’s Mahogany Duns 16’s and Pale Evening Duns 14’s. Caddis are hatching in fair numbers, particularly around 1 to 4pm. Make sure you’re fishing sizes 16’s to 20’s. in any stage. Larva, pupa and adult.
Stone Fly Hatch is progressing nicely. More adults are out and about. Fish are starting to take the dries. Still plenty of nymphs are crawling out so keep using the nymphs in fast water with lots of structure close to the bank. Black, brown or gold, size 8’s and 10’s.

My fly shop is open for business and I will do my best to continue providing you with as much customer service as possible. I will have limited store hours, Tuesday through Saturday 8am to 5pm. I will maintain social distancing protocols for everyones protection.

I will also provide “ curbside “ service, whereas if you call ahead of time and you would like me to put together an order of flies, leaders, tippet, etc,… I can have the items ready for you before you arrive, then I can bring the order out to your vehicle and handle the transaction while you wait in the comfort of your car or truck.

If I’m closed, and you need gear, please call the number displayed in the fly shop window (541) 395-2565. I will drive down (a couple of minutes), and open for you. 

ODFW and BLM are shooting for opening the Deschutes river corridor to camping and boating may 20th. Currently the river is open for fishing to Oregon residents only. Hoping this changes very soon.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. Again, I will do whatever I can to provide you with the best customer service I can given the current circumstances.

Stay away from me,

  John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565
john@flyfishingdeschutes.com

 
Deschutes River - May 9th, 2020
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 78 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Fishing for redside trout overall is good. Best time is midday. Fish riffles, deep runs below riffles, and back eddies. During the month of May, you should be fishing a wide variety of patterns and sizes. This will bring you more success because it is one of the best months for not just stone flies, but for may flies and caddis. They get over looked a lot because everyone is so pressed to catch trout on stone flies.

Mayfly hatches are BWO’s, 18’s Mahogany Duns 16’s and Pale Evening Duns 14’s. Caddis are hatching in fair numbers, particularly around 1 to 4pm. Make sure you’re fishing sizes 16’s to 20’s. in any stage. Larva, pupa and adult.
Stone Fly Hatch is progressing nicely. More adults are out and about. Fish are starting to take the dries. Still plenty of nymphs are crawling out so keep using the nymphs in fast water with lots of structure close to the bank. Black, brown or gold, size 8’s and 10’s.

My fly shop is open for business and I will do my best to continue providing you with as much customer service as possible. I will have limited store hours, Tuesday through Saturday 8am to 5pm. I will maintain social distancing protocols for everyones protection.

I will also provide “ curbside “ service, whereas if you call ahead of time and you would like me to put together an order of flies, leaders, tippet, etc,… I can have the items ready for you before you arrive, then I can bring the order out to your vehicle and handle the transaction while you wait in the comfort of your car or truck.

If I’m closed, and you need gear, please call the number displayed in the fly shop window (541) 395-2565. I will drive down (a couple of minutes), and open for you. 

ODFW and BLM are shooting for opening the Deschutes river corridor to camping and boating may 20th. Currently the river is open for fishing to Oregon residents only. Hoping this changes very soon.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. Again, I will do whatever I can to provide you with the best customer service I can given the current circumstances.

Stay away from me,

  John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565
john@flyfishingdeschutes.com

 
Deschutes River - April 30th, 2020
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 63 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Fishing for redside trout overall is fair to good. Best time is midday. Fish riffles, deep runs below riffles, and back eddies. During the month of May, you should be fishing a wide variety of patterns and sizes. This will bring you more success because it is one of the best months for not just stone flies, but for may flies and caddis. They get over looked a lot because everyone is so pressed to catch trout on stone flies.

Mayfly hatches are BWO’s, 18’s Mahogany Duns 16’s and Pale Evening Duns 14’s. Caddis are hatching in fair numbers, particularly around 1 to 4pm. Make sure you’re fishing sizes 16’s to 20’s. in any stage. Larva, pupa and adult.
Stone Fly Hatch is in it’s very early stage. Very few adults, but plenty of nymphs.
Use nymphs in fast water with lots of structure close to the bank. Black, brown or gold, size 8’s and 10’s.

My fly shop is open for business and I will do my best to continue providing you with as much customer service as possible. I will have limited store hours, Wednesday’s through Saturday’s 9am to 3pm. I will maintain social distancing protocols for everyones protection.

I will also provide “ curbside “ service, whereas if you call ahead of time and you would like me to put together an order of flies, leaders, tippet, etc,… I can have the items ready for you before you arrive, then I can bring the order out to your vehicle and handle the transaction while you wait in the comfort of your car or truck.

If I’m closed, and you need gear, please call the number displayed in the fly shop window (541) 395-2565. I will drive down (a couple of minutes), and open for you. 

ODFW and BLM are shooting for opening the Deschutes river corridor to camping and boating may 20th. Currently the river is open for fishing to Oregon residents only. Hoping this changes very soon.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. Again, I will do whatever I can to provide you with the best customer service I can given the current circumstances.

Stay away from me,

  John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565
john@flyfishingdeschutes.com

 
Deschutes River - March 26th, 2020
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 54 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Special Notice:

To my valued customers
 
During this challenging time, I hope that you and your family are healthy and safe.

My fly shop is open for business and I will do my best to continue providing you with as much customer service as possible.
I will have limited store hours, Wednesday’s through Saturday’s 9am to 3pm. I will maintain social distancing protocols for everyones protection.

I will also provide “ curbside “ service, whereas if you call ahead of time and you would like me to put together an order of flies, leaders, tippet, etc,… I can have the items ready for you before you arrive, then I can bring the order out to your vehicle and handle the transaction while you wait in the comfort of your car or truck.

I’m unable to allow anyone from using the restroom because I do not have  “ paper products “ in my restroom. Please plan your relief efforts accordingly. 

If I’m closed, and you need gear, please call the number displayed in the fly shop window ( 541 395-2565 ). I will drive down (a couple of minutes), and open for you. 

I’m complying with Governor Brown’s Executive Order No. 20-12 regarding Outfitter Guides and Charter operators in Oregon.

If you want the specifics, read Paragraphs, 1A, 10, 18 & 22.

As you may or may not know, my guided services are non-float, walk & wade trips. I am required by the Executive Order No. 20-12 to practice social distancing protocol. I believe that it will be difficult to run a guided trip or to operate with the public aboard under this executive order.

A couple of examples: It would be hard to show someone how to tie a knot 6 feet away. Also, you would be riding in my vehicle to go to the fishing spots, and again, sitting too close to each other. Dang !

Thank you for your understanding and patience. Again, I will do whatever I can to provide you with the best customer service I can
given the current circumstances.

Stay away from me,

    John

Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Fishing for redside trout overall is pretty good. Best times are mornings and evenings. Midday fishing is okay, just concentrate your efforts in fast water, such as riffles, deeper runs with a little white water chop and deep white water pockets. You will have more success by fishing smaller flies in those water types. 

BWO’s is currently the main mayfly hatches. Fair abundant numbers, enough for the trout to notice and they have been taking dries.   

Small Caddis are hatching in good numbers. Make sure you’re fishing sizes 18’s to 20’s. in any stage. Larva, pupa and adult. 

 Pattern suggestions: Thorax BWO 18’s, Elk hair Caddis, 18’s, 20’s, Hares Ear Soft Hackle, 14’s & 16’s, Prince Nymphs, 10’s and 12’s, Sparkle Soft Hackles, 16’s, 18’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 3,980 CFS and the water temperature is 45 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 - March 26th, 2020
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 54 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Special Notice:

To my valued customers
 
During this challenging time, I hope that you and your family are healthy and safe.

My fly shop is open for business and I will do my best to continue providing you with as much customer service as possible.
I will have limited store hours, Wednesday’s through Saturday’s 9am to 3pm. I will maintain social distancing protocols for everyones protection.

I’m unable to allow anyone from using the restroom because I do not have  “ paper products “ in my restroom. Please plan your relief efforts accordingly. 

If I’m closed, and you need gear, please call the number displayed in the fly shop window. I will drive down (a couple of minutes), and open for you. 

I’m complying with Governor Brown’s Executive Order No. 20-12 regarding Outfitter Guides and Charter operators in Oregon.

If you want the specifics, read Paragraphs, 1A, 10, 18 & 22.

As you my or my not know, my guided services are non-float, walk & wade trips. I am required by the Executive Order No. 20-12 to practice social distancing protocol. I believe that it will be difficult to run a guided trip or to operate with the public aboard under this executive order.

A couple of examples. It would be hard to show someone how to tie a knot 6 feet away. Also, you would be riding in my vehicle to go to the fishing spots, and again, sitting too close to each other. Dang !

Thank you for your understanding and patience. Again, I will do whatever I can to provide you with the best customer service I can
given the current circumstances.

Stay away from me,
    John


Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Fishing for redside trout overall is pretty good. Best times are mornings and evenings. Midday fishing is okay, just concentrate your efforts in fast water, such as riffles, deeper runs with a little white water chop and deep white water pockets. You will have more success by fishing smaller flies in those water types. 

BWO’s is currently the main mayfly hatches. Fair abundant numbers, enough for the trout to notice and they have been taking dries.   

Small Caddis are hatching in good numbers. Make sure you’re fishing sizes 18’s to 20’s. in any stage. Larva, pupa and adult. 

 Pattern suggestions: Thorax BWO 18’s, Elk hair Caddis, 18’s, 20’s, Hares Ear Soft Hackle, 14’s & 16’s, Prince Nymphs, 10’s and 12’s, Sparkle Soft Hackles, 16’s, 18’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 3,980 CFS and the water temperature is 45 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

 
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