Thursday, April 20, 2017

Opening Day

Deschutes River
It’s that time of year again. As of Saturday all 100 miles of the Lower Deschutes will be open for business. The sections that have already been open have been fishing good despite the higher water we’ve had this spring. Out of the dams the flows have dropped to around 6200 cfs in the past week, which has opened up several more spots. Most days starting with a big stone fly nymph, trailed by your favorite attractor pattern is your best bet. Then around 1:00pm start watching for fish rising in back eddies or riffles. Most days we have been seeing good March Brown hatches, especially on the cloudy days. 


Don’t forget, the start of the salmon fly hatch is just a few short weeks away. The great thing about the big winter we’ve had is that it will most definitely extend the length of the salmon fly hatch this season well into June. The longer the big bugs are around the better in my opinion.

We have just a couple openings left for day trips and one slot left for an over night trip during the salmon fly hatch. So if you don’t want to miss out on the mother of all hatches give a call soon.


Tight Lines


Cory
Deschutes River Anglers
541-771-2288 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Big Day

Deschutes River
It’s that time of the year again. April 22nd is opening day on the Lower Deschutes. If you enjoy nymphing for trout you do not want to miss the first couple of weeks of the season. The fish should be good and hungry and a bit on the dumb side of things since they haven't been fished for in months. On top of what should be some great nymphing you should also run into some dry fly action in the middle of the day. Usually during the heat of the day there is some good Mayfly hatches still coming off. Somewhere around the third week of May is when our big bugs start to show, the infamous salmon fly hatch. Because of the big winter we've had, it should extend the salmon fly hatch well into June this year.



Fish and Wildlife
We’ve had some big and exciting high water this spring on Trout Creek. With all the water that has been running down the creek it has made it a bit trickier than normal to locate the steelhead and their redds. Trout Creek is the main steelhead spawning tributary of the Deschutes. The great news is with the creek running big it will no doubt help the juvenile and adult steelhead for years to come.




Tight Lines

Cory
Deschutes River Anglers
541-771-2288