Crane Prairie Update 7/26/19

Fish are in the channels seeking the coldest water in the lake, be sure to utilize your depth finder and locate those deepers spots. We like to focus on the holes and outside bends to find the coldest water possible where those fish will hold. Fish will cruise the channels but I wouldn’t wait around …

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East Lake Update 7/26/19

Callibaetis are still the ticket up there with bugs coming off in the mornings and throughout the day. Ill fish a cripple pattern on 5x when the hatch starts and switch to an adult later in the morning. Once we find fish that are feeding it can take a couple fly changes to dial in …

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Lower Deschutes Update 7/18/19

Summertime Caddis are in full swing on the Lower Deschutes. The slight bump in temperatures has really solidified the consistency of the hatch, and with a couple of days forecasted in the upper 90s next week we should be getting right into the peak of the hatch. There is incredible structure and habitat for the …

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Metolius Update 7/18/19

The Metolius River is one of the area’s most consistent fisheries in terms of accessible water and fish behavior. While the river may not boast the greatest numbers of fish per mile, its large and elusive Redbands and Bull Trout make for one of the most challenging and rewarding native trout fisheries in the state. …

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Crooked River Update 7/18/19

We’ve been waiting for algae to clear up on the Crooked, and hoping the river will provide the consistent fishing we’ve come to expect. The fishing is not necessarily bad, but it can be frustrating when the algae is so thick that it is difficult to get more than one or two drifts without accumulating …

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Crane Prairie Update 7/18/19

We are entering the prime season on Crane Prairie Reservoir. Fish are beginning to concentrate in cool waters of the various channels that thread the bottom of one of the area’s favorite stillwater fisheries. We spend much of our time fishing indicator rigs this time of year, so we can consistently and accurately target specific …

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East Lake Update 7/18/19

The Callibaetis hatch on East is very strong right now, and stillwater dry fly opportunities are about as good as they’ll ever get. The timing of the hatch has been very consistent, with the first bugs typically showing in late morning. The fish will typically key in on the crippled emergers first, and the adults …

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Lava Lake Update 7/18/19

Lava has continued to fish consistently with a variety of subsurface presentations. Callibaetis nymphs, Chironomids, and Balanced Leeches have been finding fish below and indicator. Wooly Buggers, Leeches, and small streamers have been less consistent but a worthwhile way to keep the angling environment active at any point through the day. There are decent numbers …

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Upper Deschutes Update 7/12/19

We’ve settled into the consistent fishing that the Upper Deschutes provides through the summer, and there will be good opportunity to find Brookies, Native Rainbows, and Whitefish until the upper reaches of the Deschutes close in September. The stretch of water between Little Lava and Crane Prairie offers consistent, cool flows through the summer, and …

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