Thursday, July 18, 2013

Deschutes and Crooked River Fly Fishing Reports

Crooked River : 214 CFS

A Fly Fishing Class on the Crooked River!
The Crooked is in summer mode now... Fishing is good, with caddis hatching through out the day and PMD's in the afternoon - early evening. The river has been busy though with day trip anglers and campers alike. Look to the pullouts off the road, instead of the Rec sites for spots to fish.

The heat is starting to detour some as well, though this is when some of the best fishing and hatches occur.

We have just finished our last fly fishing class offered through the local community college where we taught beginning and itermediate fly fishing classes on the Crooked River.

There is not a better river in Central Oregon to learn how to fly fish on than the Crooked River!
There are still options for group and private fly fishing classes 
with  River Borne Outfitters this summer!

We are offering Group Fly Fishing Classes on the Crooked River, near Bend every Saturday from July 20th through August.  Private fly fishing classes and casting lessons are also available all season long call, or email us to schedule a class.

For more information on the Crooked River including our guide trip options give us a call or
Or check out our Crooked River Guided Fly Fishing Trips on our website!

Deschutes River : 4080 CFS

A Fat 19" Deschutes Rainbow Trout!

The Deschutes has been fishing great this July. The caddis are the thickest I have seen in years. All this hot weather is bringing out the bugs in force. And the trout seem to be responding with lots of fish looking up during the hot days, and good nymphing during cooler days.

We have also been seeing some of the biggest fish of the season so far the last few weeks. Numerous fish over 18" have been hooked on Deschutes guide trips in the last week with the longest taping out at 22 inches!

I don't know how long the good fishing will last. The summer duldrums usually hit in mid to late August and fishing slows down a bit, but with the amount of bugs around, maybe it will hold out all summer.

If you want to check out the summer caddis fishery on the Deschutes now is the time!... Call or email us if you would like more info or to book a trip!

Deschutes Steelhead Report:

 The first good slug of fish are making there way over the dams right now. Fish have already been caught at the mouth. Look for fishable numbers to be present in the lower 24 miles by early August.
August - Early September are prime months to chase steelhead in the lower river. Overnight drift boat trips for steelhead are available during this time in the lower 24 miles of the Deschutes. These fish are bright, aggressive, good biters that take to a swung fly well. Spey rods are the tool of choice as this section river has a lower gradient and long runs best covered with spey casts and swung flies. 

River Borne Outfitters offers guided Deschutes fly fishing day trips and Overnight camp out adventures during the caddis hatch and for early steelhead in July and August!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Deschutes and Crooked River Fly Fishing Reports

Crooked River: 218 CFS

It is hot right now in Central Oregon! And the river is the best place to be. The river will be busy this  4th of July weekend with many campers taking advantage the many camp sites along the river.

Don't worry though there is plenty of fish to go around and different spots to try if your favorite spot is full.

The fly fishing is good on the Crooked River, with the onset of the hot weather we are finally seeing good hatches of PMD's between 1-4 PM. Caddis and midges are also available to fish. Look for the PMD's to hatch best below any substantial riffle. PMD Comparaduns, and Purple Hazes sz. 16-18 are good dry options.

We are offering Group Fly Fishing Classes on the Crooked River, near Bend every Saturday from July 20th through August.  Private fly fishing classes and casting lessons are also available.

For more information on the Crooked River including our guide trip options give us a call or
Or check out our Crooked River Guided Fly Fishing Trips on our website!

Deschutes River:
4300 CFS

Again, it is hot out! The Deschutes is fishing well as a result. The caddis hatch turns into a swarm during hot weather. Good number of fish were still spawning in the later part of June. Most have vacated the beds and have returned to feeding. Making for more fish available to target on the river. Nymphing is productive in most of the classic runs off the many Islands, and sweeping corners of the Deschutes. Bank lines, and back eddies hold trout and are good spots dry fly fish, try a Tan or Green X Caddis in a sz 16.

Summer camp trips on the Deschutes are a blast this time of year. Hot summer days are spent wet wading, fishing, and swimming in the river! Warm nights are spent gazing at the stars and enjoying the camaraderie of your fellow anglers.

It's still too early for steelhead, but any day now we will hear reports of the first fish being caught at the mouth. Late July - Early September are prime months to chase steelhead in the lower river. Overnight drift boat trips for steelhead are available during this time in the lower 24 miles of the Deschutes. 

River Borne Outfitters offers guided Deschutes fly fishing day trips and Overnight camp out adventures during the caddis hatch and for early steelhead in July and August!