Swinging floating lines and fishing small flies has come to an end for another season on the Deschutes. With short days and long nights the water temps have dropped like a rock in the last couple weeks. Now that water temps are below 50 degrees the steelhead have become more lethargic, which means you need to get down more into their realm. With that being said, you can still catch plenty of fish swinging sink tips or nymphing.
If the steelhead fishings is slow string up your favorite 5wt. and cast for some trout. The trout fishing has been really good of late! The great thing about fishing for them this time of year is that you will probably be the only doing it, which means you will get pretty much every spot to yourself. There is just over a month left in the season of the 2017 season.
See you on the river
Have a great Thanksgiving!
Deschutes River Anglers