Lower Deschutes River Fish Report 09-02-07

Lower Deschutes River - Maupin, OR


by The Riffle Fly Shop
9-2-2007
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Trout: The cooler weather is slowly reducing the intensity of the hatches, but not the variety. Just about any species of caddis or mayfly commonly seen on the river is making a showing with the cooler weather. Don't expect anything in big numbers except the caddis, but be prepared for just about anything. Fishing can be good at nearly any time of the day, and nymphing continues to be productive, but for our money the back eddies are the place to be. We are still casting dries to visibly feeding fish as much as possible most days. Water temps are around 52 57 degrees near Warm Springs and the river is now around 4000 CFS out of the dam.

Steelhead: The fish are present in good numbers in the Deschutes right now, with fishable concentrations downstream of Maupin, and a smattering all the way up to Warm Springs! Water temps in the lower river continue to fall with rain and cooler nights. AM temps were around 60 and PM temps around 64 during the last week below Mack's Canyon. The drop in water temps has improved dry fly fishing and we found more than a few up top. The counts continue to be extremely good over the dams so it very well may be a banner year for steelhead on the Deschutes! Bonneville and Dalles numbers are above not only last year but the ten year average as well!



More Reports

The Riffle Fly shop Reports
for Sunday, September 2nd, 2007
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The Riffle Fly shop Reports
for Saturday, August 25th, 2007
Crooked River: Crooked River Fish Report 08-25-07
Fall River: Fall River Fish Report 08-25-07
Metolius River: Metolius River Fish Report 08-25-07
Lower Deschutes River: Lower Deschutes River Fish Report 08-25-07