Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Summer Fun

Deschutes River 
The warm weather is finally here and the Salmon Flies (and the bulk of the fisherman) are gone for the season.  The caddis hatch is now in full swing and summer is flying by. With the warm weather showing up it will make the caddis/ PMD hatches come off on a more regular basis and in great numbers which can make the trout go crazy. The hot days on the Deschutes can create some of the best caddis hatches of year. During the caddis season there are many opportunities for some amazing dry fly action. Get here before another season has passed you by.

Owyhee River
Caddis have been cranking in selective areas of the river, with thick areas of yellow sallies along for the party. Lots of pmd's throughout the river, with the rouge calibaetis and assorted large duns drifting past as well. Ants and beetles have been on the scene long enough now that the fish are aware of them and willing to move to eat a really nice presentation.
Small natural nymphs always do the trick. Fish become a bit more surface oriented now that summer is settling into a bit of a groove. Cover water efficiently with nice presentation, and if fish are not rising it's worth heading to another spot as these 'block parties' always seem to be isolated and unpredictable. Next to follow is terrestrials and that's when things can get real fun.