Thursday, October 28, 2010

Deschutes Steelhead Report

The phone hasn't rung in a while so I decided to hit the lower lower with a couple buds of mine who are some serious Steelheaders.  Friday there were two of us and five of them from 1:PM to 5:PM.  Saturday there were three of us and six of them.  Sunday was an O 4 2 kinda morning with a massive storm from that left us having a bar B Q under the trees.  By the time we left on Sunday we were the only humans on the entire river.  So basically Friday was on fire, Saturday a front moved in and slowed things down, Sunday we got blown off the river. 13 fish in two and a half days isn't too shabby

I'm just going to post the three big 'uns.  Some serious slabs all caught inside the 4 mile mark. Two out of three came on dry lines.  I love late October;-)

Expect the river to fish well under 6000 cfs.  If the levels stays right expect bruisers like this for the next month.  See you out there.


Friday, October 15, 2010

Deschutes River Steelhead Report

This season has been a challenging one to say the least. Warm water temps effected fishing early, fluctuating water levels have been an issue of late. The White River has been doing it's thing on the lower river. The numbers of fish seem about average, but the river has been busy. More anglers and less fish than last year, coupled with the adverse conditions mentioned above and you get the picture.

With that being said we have had some good days, and the river is starting to thin out with the start of hunting season. The irrigation canals are turned off on the 15th and the river will be higher, but more stable from here on out. Look for the upper river (Warm Springs-Maupin) to fish well into November. The lower river clears out this time of year and this when we can expect a push of B-Run fish (12-15lb. steelhead bound for Idaho!) to turn into the river. If you are after the steelhead of a lifetime this is the time to be on the lower river! From Warm Springs to Trout Creek the reservation side is open until the end of the month. We traditionally experience some of our best fishing of the season on this stretch during the last two weeks of the month.

The season is drawing to a close but we still have some availability for lower river jet boat trips and upper river drift boat floats. If you haven't gotten your fill yet give us a call. I predict some of the best fishing of the season is going to be had in the next couple of weeks!