Deschutes Fly Fishing Report

Cinco de mayo, 5/5/19 Macks to the mouth . This was my first time on the lower river since it went to 25,000 cfs. Current flows are 6400 cfs, prime flows 4500-5500. The river corridor is green, really green. Most of the woody debris has been washed away, some areas…

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Recommended Equipment, Deschutes Trout

Trout fishing can be simple and it can be hard, your choice. On the Deschutes there are several constants one needs to consider and the biggest one is no fishing from the boat. Being a bank angler assures you won’t ever have enough room for a safe back cast. The…

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DESCHUTES RIVER TROUT OPENER 2019

Monday April 22nd! The lower Deschutes River is arguably one of the best trout streams in the west. Trout per river mile is around 1500. Rainbow trout, “redsides,” are available year-round between the Northern Warm Springs Indian Reservation and the Mouth of the Deschutes. The open section has very robust numbers of…

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European Style Nymphing (ESN), Why?

Why nymph fish at all? The truth is the overwhelming majority of trout feeding behavior happens below the water’s surface. In fact most feeding activity happens around twelve inches off the river bottom. The answer is to catch fish when they are not feeding on the surface, ie, most of…

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