Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Deschutes River Steelhead Report 9-23-09

Hi all.  Just got done with a 6 day tour on the lower river.  Conditions varied by the day.  Fishing was solid given the constantly changing visibility and record anglers below Mack's Canyon.  The White River continues to wreak havoc on fly fisherman.  Knowing where there are always fish is a big help when visibilty is low.  We found fish each day some more than others.  Dry lines were effective in the mornings and evenings and we found fish mid day with sink tips.  Fishing from a sled helped us focus in on open water either in front of or in back of the crowds.  I expect lot's of traffic this year given the record returns  As of Tuesday the river has cleared to about 3 feet of visibility.  Looking forward to an outstanding fall on the upper and lower Deschutes.  We look forward to fishing with you this fall.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Deschutes River Steelhead Report 9-7-09

Fished from the sled Sunday Monday. River condition was less than clear but fished well. Water temperatures dropped from 61 to 58 on Monday. Drifters made up most of our company for the weekend so most runs were available at one time or another. Sunday was incredible with high winds and overcast skies we raised many fish...almost exclusively on dry line swings. Monday was great, the skies cleared a little and we found many fish on dry lines and sink tips. Sunday we found mostly natives:), Monday mostly hatchery fish. The big fish are coming early this year my count was 4 fish over 32". SEE THE LINK BELOW FOR PHOTOS!

The white river is still puking mud but there isn't enough volume to put the river down. Nights are becoming chilly and with luck as fall approaches so do lower freezing levels. Looks like clear sailing.

The steelhead returns will break the 1999 record. As of this week year to date numbers are 140% of 1999. We look forward to lots of drift boat and sled trip on the upper and lower river this fall.

Please drop us a line to check available opening.

Riverborne Outfiters

Friday, September 4, 2009

Deschutes River Steelhead Report 9-3-09 (late)

Deschutes Fishing Report 9-3-09
Sorry for the lapse in reports. Been fishin'. The White has been a pain. That being said we have been hitting fish...that's right dry line and sinktips 50/50. Don't be discouraged there are lots of fish in the river and they are biters. Crowds will move upriver after labor day, they always do. We still have some opening for late September and spread out through October. Pick your pleasure, driftboat or sled.

Look forward to seeing you, will post a better report Tuesday.

Tight lines,