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Deschutes River - June 2nd, 2020
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 76 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

The Deschutes River is clearing up a little bit after last Saturdays storm. It will probably be back to fishing condition by about Thursday of this week.

Stone Fly Hatch is on the down hill side of it’s cycle, but still hanging in there. The adults are out and about anytime from late morning until evening. If the fish don’t seem interested, it’s best to switch to smaller caddis or mayfly patterns. Seeing more Green Drake’s, and Pale Evening Duns. Best time to fish those is midday to early evening.

Redside fishing this last week has been good. Mornings are a bit slow, but it picks up in the afternoon and evenings. Don’t forget those caddis flies. They’re are getting plenty of attention too.

Fish riffles, deep runs below those riffles, back eddies and steep bank runs. As we move towards the month of June, 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 of the year to fish.

Mayfly hatches are BWO’s, 18’s. Pale Evening Duns 12’s and Green Drake’s size 8 to 10’s. Caddis are hatching in fair numbers, I suggest using sizes 16’s to 20’s. in any stage. Larva, pupa and adults.

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, 16’s & 18’s. Para Green Drake’s 12’s and 10’s, Parachute Pale Evening Duns size 14’s and 12’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 3,810 CFS and the water temperature is 55 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 Covid 19 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 31st, 2020
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 67 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

SPECIAL POST STORM REPORT:
YESTERDAY MOST OF CENTRAL OREGON EXPERIENCED A HORRIFIC STORM.
THE DESCHUTES RIVER IS BLOWN OUT TODAY AND WILL PROBABLY NOT BE FISHABLE UNTIL MAYBE TUESDAY BUT LIKELY WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK.

Stone Fly Hatch is on the down hill side of it’s cycle, but still hanging in there. The adults are out and about anytime from late morning until evening. If the fish don’t seem interested, it’s best to switch to smaller caddis or mayfly patterns. Seeing more Green Drake’s, and Pale Evening Duns. Best time to fish those is midday to early evening.

Redside fishing this last week has been good. Mornings are a bit slow, but it picks up in the afternoon and evenings. Don’t forget those caddis flies. They’re are getting plenty of attention too.

Fish riffles, deep runs below those riffles, back eddies and steep bank runs. As we move towards the month of June, 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 of the year to fish.

Mayfly hatches are BWO’s, 18’s. Pale Evening Duns 12’s and Green Drake’s size 8 to 10’s. Caddis are hatching in fair numbers, I suggest using sizes 16’s to 20’s. in any stage. Larva, pupa and adults.

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, 16’s & 18’s. Para Green Drake’s 12’s and 10’s, Parachute Pale Evening Duns size 14’s and 12’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 3,810 CFS and the water temperature is 55 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 Covid 19 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 29th, 2020
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 84 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Stone Fly Hatch is on the down hill side of it’s cycle, but still hanging in there. The adults are out and about anytime from late morning until evening. If the fish don’t seem interested, it’s best to switch to smaller caddis or mayfly patterns. Seeing more Green Drake’s, and Pale Evening Duns. Best time to fish those is midday to early evening.

Redside fishing this last week has been good. Mornings are a bit slow, but it picks up in the afternoon and evenings. Don’t forget those caddis flies. They’re are getting plenty of attention too.

Fish riffles, deep runs below those riffles, back eddies and steep bank runs. As we move towards the month of June, 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 of the year to fish.

Mayfly hatches are BWO’s, 18’s. Pale Evening Duns 12’s and Green Drake’s size 8 to 10’s. Caddis are hatching in fair numbers, I suggest using sizes 16’s to 20’s. in any stage. Larva, pupa and adults.

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, 16’s & 18’s. Para Green Drake’s 12’s and 10’s, Parachute Pale Evening Duns size 14’s and 12’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 3,810 CFS and the water temperature is 55 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 Covid 19 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 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

 
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