Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Crooked and Deschutes River Fly Fishing Reports


Crooked River :
 373 CFS

The spring water release from Prineville Reservoir is currently happening, though it is going to be a short event this season. Water levels have topped out and are already on the drop. People have been fishing through out the high water, and catching some fish! Look for fishing to be good and only get better as the river gets below 200 cfs. Expect some hatches of Blue Wings and some midges right now, and soon we will start to see some caddis. The Mothers Day Caddis come off strong in this river in the spring making for some great dry fly fishing...

If you would like a Crooked River Guide Trip or would like more info on fishing the Crooked River gives us a call at 541-647-2584!

Lower Deschutes River :
4700 CFS

The section of river bordering the Warm Springs Indian Reservation is still closed but opens up on April 26th. The river level is nice for this time of year. Fishing is good on March Browns and Blue Wing Olives. If the weather stays mild I predict the Salmonfly hatch will  come off early again this year. Look for the second week in May,  on to be good.

 We still have openings for the Salmonfly hatch. If you are looking to experience this annual event and some of the best dry fly fishing of the season give us a call and book a Deschutes River Guided Fly Fishing Trip for the day, or two, or three!
You can also book your Crooked and Deschutes River guide trips online at http://www.riverborneoutfitters.com/online-booking.html

Redd Alert!
Our Rainbows are on the spawn from now until early summer in both the Crooked and Deschutes Rivers. Keep and eye out and stay off of gravel bars. Focus more on dry fly fishing or dry-dropper techniques which will keep you away from spawners that are on the bottom. Land your fish quickly, revive adequately, and handle with care. Lets take care of this precious resource!

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