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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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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Lower Deschutes Update 7/5/19

It’s Caddis time on the Lower D and the fishing is getting better and better with each warming day. Afternoon hatches have had some incredible numbers of bugs, and there are plenty of fish keyed in on this summertime staple now that they’ve all digested their last big Stoneflies. The evening is the best time …

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Metolius Update 7/5/19

June was a great month on the Metolius. The annual Drake emergence seemed to have been lengthened substantially by the cool weather we’ve had, and there were plenty of cloudy and wet afternoons to bring the bugs out in big numbers. The Drakes are pretty much done at this point, but there are plenty of …

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Fall River Update 7/5/19

There are a ton of fish in the Fall right now and it’s fishing well as we’d expect. We are catching lots of fish on small Midge and Mayfly nymphs, red seems to be the hot color at the moment. The key on the Fall is presentation, so make sure to use small indicators and …

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Crooked River Update 7/5/19

The Crooked is slowly improving and we’ve been receiving more and more good reports in the past week. A couple of our guides have had solid days catching relatively nice Rainbows and there are certainly enough fish feeding to make the drive worth it. Most of the action has been subsurface, although there are plenty …

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Lower Deschutes Update 6/28/19

We haven’t seen huge emergences of summertime Caddis on the Lower D just yet, but there are good enough numbers that fish have started looking towards the surface around the trees and heavy cover that attract concentrations of bugs. Dedicated dry fly anglers can find fish through most of the day, but bringing a fish …

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Upper Deschutes Update 6/28/19

The Upper Deschutes has continued to fish very well, and has certainly been helped out a little by the cool spring and early summer weather we’ve been having. Water temperatures have not warmed as quickly as they sometimes do, and while most stretches of the upper river are still at fishable temperatures we’ll likely see …

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