Lower Deschutes River Fish Report 09-14-07

Lower Deschutes River - Maupin, OR


by The Riffle Fly Shop
9-14-2007
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Trout: Just when we thought the caddis hatch was winding down, it has kicked back into high gear. Fishing has been good at nearly any time of the day on dry flies, but nymphing has been a little spotty. We are still casting dries to visibly feeding fish as much as possible most days, and blind casting still produces well. Water temps are around 52 57 degrees near Warm Springs and the river is around 3900 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. 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. Our last two multi-day trips on the lower river showed how fickle these fish can be. One trip produced outstanding numbers, while the other was really slow despite skilled anglers. That's steelhead fishing.



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The Riffle Fly shop Reports
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