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Deschutes River - June 15th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 70 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Deschutes River Redside Trout Report:

In the Maupin area, there are still some Golden Stone adults depositing eggs in the afternoon. Redside Trout are still keyed in on them, however, other hatches are giving trout more choices of meals when feeding.

Time to start thinking smaller, but not too small. You should have these with you: Golden Stone’s 6’s & 8’s PMD's size 16, PED's size 12, BWO’s, 18’s, Free Living Caddis (Green Rock Worm), size 14, Net Spinning Caddis 16’s and Igloo Cased Caddis size 20.    

Hatches/Best times to fish: Golden Stones size 6’s & 8’s, 2 PM to dark. Igloo Case Building Caddis size 20, AM and PM, Bwo’s size 18, late morning, PMD’s size 16, noon til 2:30 PM, PED’s size 12, late afternoon, Midge size 20’s & 22’s, Am & PM. Yellow Sally Stones size 16, mid afternoon til dark. 

Stay very close to the banks and tree lines when fishing Stones, spent Caddis dries, May fly duns & spinner falls. In the slow softer water below a riffle, and in back eddies, fish your Blue Wing Olive dries and emergers, & Midge pupa, Also don’t pass up those slack water areas inside current edges, and slow swirly white foam lines on those rocky steep bank runs.

Before noon, and after about 3 PM, try some midsize attractor patterns, (8’s down to 14’s), on a two fly rig and an indicator to maybe pick up a fish or two before and after the “hopeful” midday hatch.

Switch flies often, unless of course your having success, and don’t forget to extend your tippet lengths to keep the fly drifting as long as you can, it will pay off.

Get out there!

If you have Q’s, Please don’t hesitate to call,
             We’d be glad to help!
                         (541) 395-2565,    
 
See you later,
John Smeraglio
 
Deschutes River - May 22nd, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 70 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Deschutes River Redside Trout Report:

The Salmon Fly, Golden Stone hatch is in full swing right now. Last weekend things got really going with plenty of smiling faces coming into our shop to restock the flies they lost to many big fish, and, of course trees. The river is in great shape, the big bugs are flying off and on throughout the day, depositing there eggs and making themselves very available to hungry Redside Trout.

Taking trout on the big dries has been mostly in the afternoons, but at times the morning has also been a good bet.
This weekends weather report is looking very favorable for continued good action from this fun and famous hatch.

Other hatches not to forget about are the PMD's size 16, PED's size 12, Mahogany Dun size 16, Free Living Caddis (Green Rock Worm), size 14, and the Igloo Cased Caddis size 20.    

Hatches/Patterns; Salmon Fly’s, Golden Stones, Mahogany Duns, Igloo Case Building Caddis, and some leftover Bwo’s. PMD’s are on the way soon. You’ll see most of the hatching between 1 & 4 PM. Stone Flies are size 6’s & 8’s, Mahogany’s are size 16. BWO’s, size 18’s, 20’s, or Midge size 20’s and 22’s.

Trout shouldn't be leader shy, so use tippets, (3X 4X & 5X ), depending on fly sizes of course.

Stay very close to the banks when fishing Stone fly nymphs and adults, Caddis dries and pupa, little bit faster water. Blue Wing Olive dries and emergers, & Midge pupa, in Back Eddies, Slack water to the inside of current edges, and slow swirly white foam lines on those rocky steep bank runs.

Before 9 AM, and after about 6 PM, try some midsize attractor patterns, (8’s down to 14’s), on a two fly rig and an indicator to maybe pick up a fish or two before and after the “hopeful” midday hatch.

Switch flies often, unless of course your having success, and don’t forget to extend your tippet lengths to keep the fly drifting as long as you can, it will pay off.

Good weather is expected for this weekend, maybe see you out here!

If you have Q’s, Please don’t hesitate to call,
             We’d be glad to help!
                         (541) 395-2565,    
 
See you later,
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
 
Deschutes River - May 10th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 73 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Deschutes River Redside Trout Report:

River Conditions have improved, and so has the fishing. Rick Hafele and I had our “Fishing the Deschutes River & Other Western Rivers Workshop” last weekend, and during the insect collecting portion of the class, sampled plenty of Salmon Fly & Golden Stone nymphs. We saw a few adults flying around on Sunday, and today fish were caught on both the nymphs and adults. This should only get better as we move further into May.

We also found good numbers of PMD & Mahogany Dun May Fly nymphs, along with healthy amounts of the Igloo Case Building Caddis. Not as many BWO’s at this time, the first generation if those may flies are tailing off, but they will begin their second generation cycle in late June. Where are the March Browns, well, they are done for this year.     

Hatches; Salmon Fly’s, Golden Stones, Mahogany Duns, Igloo Case Building Caddis, and some leftover Bwo’s. PMD’s are on the way soon. You’ll see most of the hatching between 1 & 4 PM. Stone Flies are size 6’s & 8’s, Mahogany’s are size 16. BWO’s, size 18’s, 20’s, or Midge size 20’s and 22’s.

Trout shouldn't be leader shy, so use tippets, (3X 4X & 5X ), depending on fly sizes of course.

Stay very close to the banks when fishing Stone fly nymphs and adults, Caddis dries and pupa, little bit faster water. Blue Wing Olive dries and emergers, & Midge pupa, in Back Eddies, Slack water to the inside of current edges, and slow swirly white foam lines on those rocky steep bank runs.

Before noon, and after about 3 PM, try some midsize attractor patterns, (8’s down to 14’s), on a two fly rig and an indicator to maybe pick up a fish or two before and after the “hopeful” midday hatch.

Switch flies often, unless of course your having success, and don’t forget to extend your tippet lengths to keep the fly drifting as long as you can, it will pay off.

Good weather is expected for this weekend, maybe see you out here!

If you have Q’s, Please don’t hesitate to call,
             We’d be glad to help!
                         (541) 395-2565,    
 
See you later,
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
 
Deschutes River - April 26th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 60 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout Report:

River Conditions have vastly decayed, warm weather last week with low level snow pack, add some “T” storms and rain to the mix, and you have the Deschutes River level from the Pelton reregulating damn at 7,140 CFS for the past 5 days. Don’t panic though, water temps are right at 50 degrees, the clairity of the water is good, and trout have settled down.
 
Very few folks are over here, the ones that are, are having some success using mostly attractor nymphs in combination with a smaller imitative pattern. Keep in mind, fishing can become very slow due to trout feeding habits during their spawn cycles. Even though the spawn cycle is nearing the end, please remember during your efforts to keep moving, and if you stumble over late spawning trout, please do not disturb. Thank you!

Hatches; March Browns, Mahogany Duns, and Bwo’s have become more noticeable in numbers of late. You’ll see most of them hatching between 1 & 4 PM. fish your March Browns in size 12 or 14. Mahogany’s are size 16. BWO’s, size 18’s, Igloo Case Building Caddis, 20’s, or Midge size 20’s and 22’s.

Best time to fish dries will be from 1 until 4 pm. Trout shouldn't be leader shy with this water color, so use tippets, (3X 4X & 5X ), depending on fly sizes of course.

Use your Caddis dries and pupa, Blue Wing Olive dries and emergers, & Midge pupa, in Back Eddies, Slack water to the inside of current edges, and slow swirly white foam lines on those rocky steep bank runs.

Before noon, and after about 3 PM, try some midsize attractor patterns, (10’s down to 14’s), on a two fly rig and an indicator to maybe pick up a fish or two before and after the “hopeful” midday hatch.

Switch flies often, unless of course your having success, and don’t forget to extend your tippet lengths to keep the fly drifting as long as you can, it will pay off.

Good weather is expected for this weekend, maybe see you out here!

If you have Q’s, Please don’t hesitate to call,
             We’d be glad to help!
                         (541) 395-2565,    
 
See you later,
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop

 
Deschutes River - April 13th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 54 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout Report:

River Conditions have vastly improved, the discharge level is at a normal range for mid April. Very few folks are over here, the ones that are, are  having some good results, mind you it can be slow due to trout feeding habits during their spawn cycles. Please keep that in mind during your efforts, and keep moving. If you stumble over spawning trout, please do not disturb. Thank you,...

The March Browns have become more noticeable in mumbers of late. You’ll see most of them between 1 & 3 PM. fish your March Browns in size 12 or 14. Still good hatches of BWO’s, Igloo Case Building Caddis, or Midge during midday hours. Again, very normal situation  for this time of year, so bring your fly boxes with plenty of the patterns I just named in sizes 16 down to 22.

Best time to fish dries will be from 1 until 4 pm. Trout shouldn't be leader shy with this water color, so use tippets, (3X 4X & 5X ), depending on fly sizes of course.

Use your Caddis dries and pupa, Blue Wing Olive dries and emergers, & Midge pupa, in Back Eddies, Slack water to the inside of current edges, and slow swirly white foam lines on those rocky steep bank runs.

Before noon, and after about 3 PM, try some midsize attractor patterns, (10’s down to 14’s), on a two fly rig and an indicator to maybe pick up a fish or two before and after the “hopeful” midday hatch.

Switch flies often, unless of course your having success, and don’t forget to extend your tippet lengths to keep the fly drifting as long as you can, it will pay off.

Good weather is expected for this weekend, maybe see you out here!

If you have Q’s, Please don’t hesitate to call,
             We’d be glad to help!
                         (541) 395-2565,    
 
See you later,
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop

 
Deschutes River - April 2nd, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 51 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Deschutes River Redside Trout Report:

Okay, river conditions are improving as far as color, however, river levels are still at 7,500 CFS from Pelton near Madras. Water temperature is 45 degrees (F), So things are going to be tough, and its going to take a few more days, at least, to settle down to fishable conditions as far as the level of the Deschutes.

Before all this, the March Browns started hatching, not in big numbers, but enough of them to know it has begun. Still good hatches of BWO’s, Igloo Case Building Caddis, or Midge during midday hours. Again, very normal situation  for this time of year, so bring your fly boxes with plenty of the patterns I just named in sizes 16 down to 22.

Best time to fish dries will be from 1 until 4 pm. Trout shouldn't be leader shy with this water color, so use tippets, (3X 4X & 5X ), depending on fly sizes of course.

Use your Caddis dries and pupa, Blue Wing Olive dries and emergers, & Midge pupa, in Back Eddies, Slack water to the inside of current edges, and slow swirly white foam lines on those rocky steep bank runs.

Before noon, and after about 3 PM, try some midsize attractor patterns, (10’s down to 14’s), on a two fly rig and an indicator to maybe pick up a fish or two before and after the “hopeful” midday hatch.

Switch flies often, unless of course your having success, and don’t forget to extend your tippet lengths to keep the fly drifting as long as you can, it will pay off.

Good weather is expected for this weekend, maybe see you out here!

If you have Q’s, Please don’t hesitate to call,
             We’d be glad to help!
                         (541) 395-2565,    
 
See you later,
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop

 
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