Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Deschutes Salmonfly Update & Crooked River Fishing Report


The Deschutes Salmonfly hatch is in full swing right now. Some cooler weather has slowed the hatch a bit.  As a result there has been some slow times as well as some good fishing already. With the forecast of some warmer weather this coming week I anticipate some good fishing to come still. 

Crowds are out and the river is low though. Two boats have already sunk in Whitehorse this season. This is not the year to be going down below Trout Creek if your new on the sticks...Rafts give a bit wider margin of safety in low water, drift boats are another story. A good reason to hire an outfitter for your first trip down into the three day camp section below Trout Creek if you have never been down there. 

I think the big bugs will be around through the month, but by June fish should be transitioning to the the Caddis hatch. June will be a good month for Caddis and a great time to be on the river. July is traditionally as well, but we will have to see with the current water conditions...

We are currently available for Deschutes River Guided Fly Fishing Trips from now into the Fall.

Give us a call or email us if you would like to book a day or two... or three on the Deschutes!

Crooked River: 273 CFS

The Crooked is currently fishing good to excellent right now. The Mother's Day Caddis hatch is in full swing. Fish are keying on both caddis pupaes and dries. Dry/dropper combos work well, hi viz patterns can be useful in finding your fly in a see of naturals. 

Trout are spawning on the river as well, egg patterns are deadly as well as the usual small mayfly and midge nymphs. Watch out for spawning trout on gravel bars.

We are available for Crooked River Guided Fly Fishing Trips all year long!

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