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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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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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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Lower Deschutes Dog Days

The proper Dog Days of Summer are finally upon us. These are long, hot, caddis-filled days on the big river. The fishing can be really tough. The fish are there and the bugs cover everything and yet get a hookup can take a lot of effort. As much as we want to be knee-deep wet …

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Lower D Caddis Update

The Lower Deschutes (warm springs to trout creek) has been on FIRE! The caddis is out in swarms and are coming off nearly ALL day. Watch the banks for sipping fish. Be sure to hit these fish on the head with your fly, the typically do not move more than a few inches to sip …

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Lower D Caddis

The warm weather we have been getting has done wonders for the caddis fishing. The fish are staging into their feeding zones for caddis. We have had a few days of solely dry fly fishing! Loading up with X-caddis (tan/olive, 16-18), elk hair caddis (tan/olive, 16-18), and Spent Caddis (size 16-18) will cover your bases. …

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