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.
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