Metolius River 09-03-2020

The Green Ridge Fire has burned 4,300 acres and is now 85% contained according to the Deschutes National Forest Service. I was in Camp Sherman on Saturday, skies where clear and smoke was hard to spot. The wind was blowing all afternoon and trout were up on PMD’s and tan caddis that were pouring out …

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Fall River Update 07-16-2020

The Hatchery is still closed, and the stocking schedule has yet to be released to the public, with that being so, it is still a great place to get out early in the mornings and get after some technical trout fishing. Euro-Style tight lining seems to be the hot ticket out there, and if you …

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Crooked River Update 07-16-2020

The Crooked River has experienced an amazing transformation from last summer to this. The flows are steady now, the hatches pretty consistent and the numbers of decent redbands are certainly up. Caddis and PMD hatches predominate in the summer and recent trips have proved really productive, nymphing early and dry-fly fishing into the afternoon. Last-light …

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Upper Deschutes 07-01-2020

The flow from Little Lava is non-existent, but the section from Deschutes Bridge downstream is a good spot to hit up the upper stretches of the Deschutes. Dry droppers, caddis, and attractor patterns will be your best bet on the upper. Terrestrials as well with the hot weather rolling through will be an option as …

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Lowed D Update 07-01-2020

The flows and hatches on the Lower Deschutes have been consistent with decent caddis and PMD hatches in the evenings. Things can slow down in the afternoon, but there are sporadic opportunities to find fish looking towards the surface in slow backeddies and in shaded areas along the bank. As the late afternoon turns to …

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