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Deschutes River - July 14th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 87 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Deschutes River Redside Trout / Steelhead Report:

Well, there isn't much to say about steelhead now, very slow, not many hook ups at all. Water is very warm at the mouth of the Deschutes. We'll let you know if that changes.

Weather is warm, but not hot. We are now into the summer fishing routine of starting early, and fishing late. Best time to fish in the morning is from 6 until 10, and for evening fun, from 6 PM until dark. Midday will be slow, but you can still get trout to grab flies in the fast runs, pocket water, and shady tree covered areas.

Fewer May flies are hatching now, still a light amount of PMD's around, and fair numbers of PED's. Caddis flies and Equatic Moths are king now. One thing to keep in mind, the Moth hatches in the middle of the night, so, trout feed on the emergers and adults from 1 till 3 AM. Now, the spent stage of that bug is very available to trout in the morning hours. Use a spent caddis pattern to initate it as well as caddis of course.     

Patterns to have with you: PMD's size 16, PED's size 12, BWO’s, 18’s, Net Spinning Caddis 16’s, Cased Caddis size 20, Yellow Sally Stones 16’s, Crane flies 16’s, and Midge in size 20.     

Hatches/Best times to fish: Spent May flies, Caddis, Equatic Moth, 16’s, and Midge pupa in the AM hours. Bwo’s size 18, late morning, PMD’s size 16, 10AM til 12:00 PM, PED’s size 12, late afternoon, Yellow Sally Stones size 16, Crane flies and Caddis afternoon til dark. 

Stay close to the banks and shady tree areas where you see foam lines when fishing spent Caddis dries, May fly duns, & May fly spinners. In the morning, stock fish in 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.

Midday, 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, John, Nate, Joe, & Bruce will be glad to help!         (541) 395-2565,
   
See you later,
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
 
Deschutes River - July 5th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 70 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Deschutes River Redside Trout Report:

Hope everyone had a good 4th of July holiday. Redside Trout fishing on the Deschutes River is pretty good. Weather more like summer but still on the mild side, and that’s okay for us that don’t like it too hot. May flies, Caddis flies, Yellow Sally Stones, Crane flies, and Midge are the main diet for the Redside Trout on the Deschutes. Mornings have fished slow with midday and evenings been the better time to get hook ups.   

Time to start thinking smaller, but not too small. You should have these with you: PMD's size 16, PED's size 12, BWO’s, 18’s, Net Spinning Caddis 16’s, Cased Caddis size 20, Yellow Sally Stones 16’s, Crane flies 16’s, and Midge in size 20.     

Hatches/Best times to fish: Spent May flies, Caddis, and Midge pupa in the AM hours. Bwo’s size 18, late morning, PMD’s size 16, 11AM til 2:00 PM, PED’s size 12, late afternoon, Yellow Sally Stones size 16, Crane flies and Caddis 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, John, Nate, Joe, & Bruce will be glad to help!         (541) 395-2565,
   
See you later,
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
 
Deschutes River - June 29th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 70 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Deschutes River Redside Trout Report:

Auhhh,  Summer time, I think. Weather hasn’t been exactly normal, but at least the hatches have been. May flies, Caddis flies, Yellow Sally Stones, Crane flies, and Midge are the main diet for the Redside Trout on the Deschutes. Mornings have fished slow with midday and evenings been the better time to get hook ups.   

Time to start thinking smaller, but not too small. You should have these with you: PMD's size 16, PED's size 12, BWO’s, 18’s, Net Spinning Caddis 16’s, Cased Caddis size 20, Yellow Sally Stones 16’s, Crane flies 16’s, and Midge in size 20.     

Hatches/Best times to fish: Spent May flies, Caddis, and Midge pupa in the AM hours. Bwo’s size 18, late morning, PMD’s size 16, 11AM til 2:00 PM, PED’s size 12, late afternoon, Yellow Sally Stones size 16, Crane flies and Caddis 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, John, Nate, Joe, & Bruce will be glad to help!         (541) 395-2565,
   
See you later,
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
 
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
 
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