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!

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