Deschutes River: 3910 CFS
We always see an better trout bite in September as things start to cool down and the season changes. Hatches of BWO's and Mahogany Dun's can occur, along with caddis. Trout feed more aggressively in the cooler water...
Guide trips are available for the rest of the summer into fall for trout on the Deschutes. Read on for more info on Deschutes River Guide Trips
Steelhead - Steelhead are present in the Lower, lower sections of the Deschutes (First 24 miles) Reports have been spotty, though there are a few fish around to be caught. Look for the fish to start moving up the river in good numbers towards the end of this month and into September. By the end of September fish are spread through out the river.
We always say give yourself a few days and cover lots of water when trying to catch a steelhead on the Deschutes. One of the best ways to do that is take a multi day over night camp trip down the river!
Typically in a 3 day trip we will have action most days, and get into them good at some point in the float...
Read on or more info on Deschutes River Steelhead Fishing
And for more info on Deschutes River Camp Trips
Crooked River: 304 CFS
The algae that was plaguing the river seems to have cleared out a bit. There have been some decent hatches of PMD's and caddis. Some dryfly action can been had then if you know where to look. Other wise it's a nymph show. Small mayfly nymphs, caddis pupas, Copper Johns (Red), and the like will catch fish.
Numbers are down from years past, but there are fish to be caught, and we have been have some good days of late. Crooked River guide trips are our best half day option, and for those looking to try the sport for the first time. Beginners and/or families welcome!