Lower Deschutes Haze

Oh, my! The Lower Deschutes, the place that seems like a ghost town these days. Very few crowds, open water, and decent fishing. However, the amount of smoke down there over the past few days has been unreal. The (mid-day) caddis fishing seems to be just about finished for the year. We are still seeing …

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Hatches on the Crooked River

Finally! After a nice, long summer, we are finally starting to see some decent hatches come off on the Crooked River. There has been a nice caddis hatch and an exceptional PMD/PED hatch coming off in the mid-afternoon and lasting for several hours. You will see a variety of midge hatches throughout the day that …

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Lower Deschutes Update

Despite the traffic and the fires, the fishing on the Lower D (WS-TC) has remained decent on the fishing front. We are seeing really nice caddis and PMD/PED hatches through out the day. The fish are keyed into Caddis in the slower, back eddy, type of water and are eating PMDs/PEDs in the faster, rifflier, …

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Metolius River Update

The Fall fishing on the Metolius can be great, especially for bull trout and we are almost at that time! Even in the late summer, the bull trout fishing can pick up. When we are fishing for bull trout, our tactics are mainly fishing nice big (white) streamers on a heavy rod. We like those …

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Crooked River Update

The Crooked River has still been fishing decently well through out the day! The fishing really begins to turn on mid morning (10 am) and then slows down by early afternoon. However, in the lulls of “good fishing” the fishing has remained consistent. The fish push to deeper pools when the sun gets high so …

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Fall River Update

The fishing on the Fall River has been excellent! There are a ton of fish in the river and the ODFW folks have been stocking it quite a bit over the past few weeks. Rumor has it that they have been plunking fish in the Fall over several days last week. They are letting the …

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Central Oregon Lakes Update

Crane Prairie- The water temps on Crane are definitely starting to rise. Fishing early in the morning and late in the afternoon can be effective in the shallows. If not, fishing the channels during the heat of the day will be your best into getting into some fish. Make sure you check the weather report …

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The Crooked River Switch

August is here! Which means the fishing on the Crooked River is going to improve. August is arguably one of the best times out on the Crooked. The fishing has been turning on and staying on for a few hours! This has provided for some fun days out on the Crooked. We still have not …

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Dog days continue

The fishing on the Lower Deschutes continues to be rather challenging. However, if you are persistent, you will have some success throughout the day. The nymphing has been productive as well. Fish have been hanging in the deep, slower moving water. Focus your nymphing there. The fish are hanging there because the water is colder, …

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