Steelhead are coming in better than we’ve seen in a few years!

Deschutes River - Maupin, OR

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers Place

by The Fly Fishers Place
8-1-2020
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The Warm Springs to Trout Creek drift on the Lower Deschutes is good. Fish are beginning to inhabit and stay in the eddies for the duration of the day. they sip on spent caddis and mayflies and hatches of PMD, BWO, Caddis and Midges. Stonefly nymphs are working well again. This is normal after the May hatch to have a lull on the stone action. My guess for this is all the biggest and mature nymphs had migrated out, leaving just immature nymphs right after the hatch. Then, summer conditions create good growth for the nymphs that are on year 2 or 3 cycle.

Besides stonefly nymphs, Caddis Pupa and Larval patterns and Mayflies nymphs are important. Zebra Midges, occasionally San Juan Worms, Crayfish Jig and Sculpins are productive.

Steelhead are coming in better than we’ve seen in a few years! Most of the fish are below Mack’s. One of the great young guys that works in the shop during the summer went down and landed one 2 days ago near the mouth. They hooked 8 but most were so hot they couldn’t corral them. Gavin got his on a skater which is even more cool.




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The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Saturday, August 1st

Three Creek Lake: 3 Creeks Lake Fishing Report
Hosmer Lake: Good Damsel Callibaetis Hatch Going On
Paulina Lake: Paulina Lake Fishing Report
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East Lake: East Lake FIshing Report
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The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Tuesday, July 28th

Three Creek Lake: Callibaetis Hatch is Good!
Hosmer Lake: Lots of Damsel Action With Nymphs and Dries
Paulina Lake: Paulina Lake is Fair to Good
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Morning Fishing is Safest For The Fish
East Lake: East Lake Fishing Report
Upper Deschutes River: Upper Deschutes Fishing Report
McKenzie River: The McKenzie is Still Rocking
Deschutes River: Euro Nymping is The Bomb Late Morning
Lower Deschutes River: Decent Steelhead Return
Crooked River: Crooked River Fishing is Picking Up
Fall River: Euro Nymphing is Best
Metolius River: Metolius River Fishing Report