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Deschutes River - May 6th, 2018
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 72 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Salmon Flies are out, but not all that many. Things are just getting started with the big bugs. This is the best time for fishing the nymphs, although trout have been taking a few off the top. It will improve over the next couple of weeks!

Trout fishing is alright. Mornings are slow, it picks up during the day and is best from about 1 to 4 pm. Fish slower runs and toward the end of riffles. Of course, Fish Nymphs and Wet flies in deep runs with lots of structor. You will need to add weight to get your flies deep enough to help your odds.

BWO’s is a safe bet. they hatch between 12pm and 2pm. Check those little micro back eddies in the foam lines. They often accumulate in those small areas. Starting to see a few March Browns. They should hatch off and on for the next 2 weeks. Fish your March Brown patterns in runs below fast riffles and in deep runs along steep banks.

Pattern suggestions: Small Stone fly nymphs 8's & 10's, BWO nymphs and emergers 16's, Possy Buger's 10's & 12'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, Sparkle Pupa’s, 14’s & 16’s, Soft Hackles, 14’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.

River level is 4,650 CFS and the water temperature is 48 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
 
Deschutes River - April 16th, 2018
  • Recorded:
  • Showers
  • 58 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Trout fishing is alright. Mornings are slow, it picks up during the day and is best from about 1 to 4 pm. Fish slower runs and toward the end of riffles. Of course, Fish Nymphs and Wet flies in deep runs with lots of structor. You will need to add weight to get your flies deep enough to help your odds.

BWO’s is a safe bet. they hatch between 12pm and 2pm. Check those little micro back eddies in the foam lines. They often accumulate in those small areas. Starting to see a few March Browns. They should hatch off and on for the next 2 weeks. Fish your March Brown patterns in runs below fast riffles and in deep runs along steep banks.

Pattern suggestions: Small Stone fly nymphs 10's & 12's, BWO nymphs and emergers 16's, Possy Buger's 10's & 12'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, Sparkle Pupa’s, 14’s & 16’s, Soft Hackles, 14’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.

River level is 4,350 CFS and the water temperature is 44 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
 
Deschutes River - April 1st, 2018
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 62 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Trout fishing is alright. Mornings are slow, it picks up during the day and is best from about 1 to 4 pm. Fish slower runs and toward the end of riffles. Of course, Fish Nymphs and Wet flies in deep runs with lots of structor. You will need to add weight to get your flies deep enough to help your odds.

BWO’s is a safe bet. they hatch between 12pm and 2pm. Check those little micro back eddies in the foam lines. They often accumulate in those small areas. Starting to see a few March Browns. They should hatch off and on for the next 2 weeks. Fish your March Brown patterns in runs below fast riffles and in deep runs along steep banks.

Pattern suggestions: Small Stone fly nymphs 10's & 12's, BWO nymphs and emergers 16's, Possy Buger's 10's & 12'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, Sparkle Pupa’s, 14’s & 16’s, Soft Hackles, 14’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.

River level is 4,350 CFS and the water temperature is 44 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
 
Deschutes River - March 12th, 2018
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 60 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Trout fishing is alright. Mornings are slow, it picks up during the day and is best from about 1 to 4 pm. Fish slower runs and toward the end of riffles. Of course, Fish Nymphs and Wet flies in deep runs with lots of structor. You will need to add weight to get your flies deep enough to help your odds.

BWO’s is a safe bet. they hatch between 12pm and 2pm. Keep a sharp eye cause they’re small and not always that easy to see. Check those little micro back eddies in the foam lines. They often accumulate in those small areas.

Pattern suggestions: Small Stone fly nymphs 10's & 12's, BWO nymphs and emergers 16's, Possy Buger's 10's & 12'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, Sparkle Pupa’s, 14’s & 16’s, Soft Hackles, 14’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.

River level is 4,350 CFS and the water temperature is 44 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
 
Deschutes River - November 25th, 2017
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 42 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Summer Steelhead Report:

Sadly, Steelhead fishing has really slowed down. On the odd occasion, a fish gets hooked, but other than that, not much doing. Not very many people either, so if you do find yourself over here fishing, it will be as if you have the river to yourself. There is something to be said for some peace and quiet.

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Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Trout fishing is alright. Mornings are slow, it picks up during the day and is best from about 1 to 4 pm. Fish those classic runs and riffles we all love to fish. Of course, if they’re not looking up, fish Nymphs and Wet flies in fast deep runs with lots of structor. You will need to add weight to get your flies deep enough to help your odds.

BWO’s is a safe bet. they hatch between 11am and 2pm. Keep a sharp eye cause they’re small and not always that easy to see. Check those little micro back eddies in the foam lines. They often accumulate in those small areas.

The Net Spinning Caddis are hatching in fair numbers from noon until about 3pm.
Seeing a few of the Igloo Case Builders.

Pattern suggestions: 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, Sparkle Pupa’s, 14’s & 16’s, Soft Hackles, 14’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.

River level is 5,670 CFS and the water temperature is 50 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
 
Deschutes River - November 4th, 2017
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 48 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
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Summer Steelhead Report:

Steelhead “catching” is fair,.. give or take a day here and there where no one touches a thing. However, it seems like there are those days where someone finds a pod of fish and gets some good action for a couple of hours. Yes, there are some steelhead around, you just have to spend a little extra time to find them. So there is a silver lining on that cloud.

Okay, so the fishing is a little tough, but remember, it’s fall, and it is splendid! Cool nights, warm days, and the peacefulness of being in a beautiful place.  
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Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Trout fishing is alright. Mornings are slow, it picks up during the day and is best from about 3 to 6 pm. Fish those classic runs and riffles we all love to fish. Of course, if they’re not looking up, fish Nymphs and Wet flies in fast deep runs with lots of structor. You will need to add weight to get your flies deep enough to help your odds.

We are seeing light hatches of BWO’s and Pale Evening Duns. Most of the time, you will see BWO’s hatch in the late morning hours. Look for Pale Evening Duns after 3pm.

The Net Spinning Caddis are hatching in fair numbers from afternoon until about 5pm.
Seeing a few of the Igloo Case Builders, and the Fall Caddis are finally hatching. Not in great numbers, but enough for the trout to start paying attention. 

Pattern suggestions: Fall Caddis Pupa, 8’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, Sparkle Pupa’s, 14’s & 16’s, Soft Hackles, 14’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.

River level is 4,010 CFS and the water temperature is 56 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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