Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Deschutes Steelhead Report 8-4-2010

Fishing is good early and late.  Water temps are unreasonably high due to PGE's Round Butte experiment.  Fish are spread from Buckhollow to Heritage, by my count 82% natives.  The 82% comes from the last seven days I have been on the river.  The fish pictured above is cookie cutter of the natives we have been landing 28-31" and full of piss and vinegar.  Please make sure you pressure these fish and release them as soon as possible.  Carry a net as this quickens the landing process significantly.  If the bite is not on get down and dirty immediately, do not dilly dally trying to move fish to a dry line fly.  With temps in the mid to high 60's these fish need a presentation in their wheelhouse.  Good luck and we will see you down there.


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