Lower Deschutes River Fish Report 07-31-07

Lower Deschutes River - Maupin, OR


by The Riffle Fly Shop
7-31-2007
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Trout: The caddis remain thick and there are often huge clouds present in the evenings as long as it doesn't get too breezy. We are still seeing persistent PMD and PED hatches and the trout are looking for these mayflies with some regularity. Some of our best fishing has been early(spent caddis and mahogany spinners) and late(emergent sparkle pupa and e/c caddis). You can do well all day long on dries such as the X-Caddis or E/C Caddis if you concentrate on areas that are holding good shade. The fish are not yet picky, and are eating most caddis imitations that are tossed into the right spots. In the morning nymphing continues to be productive, but with the great surface action why bother throwing nymphs? Stop by the Warm Springs shop to see some of our favorite caddis dries and spent patterns. Water temps are around 56-59 degrees near Warm Springs and the river remains just under 4000 CFS out of the dam.

Steelhead: There are steelhead in the lower 40 miles of the Deschutes! They are not thick yet, but there are a few all the way up to falls. Above average water temps make early mornings your best bet to get them on a fly right now. The counts are good over the dams so all we need is some cooler weather!



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The Riffle Fly shop Reports
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The Riffle Fly shop Reports
for Sunday, July 8th, 2007
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Metolius River: Metolius River Fish Report 07-08-07
Fall River: Fall River Fish Report 07-08-07
Crooked River: Crooked River Fish Report 07-08-07
Deschutes River: Deschutes River Fish report 07-08-07