Trout fishing has had some really excellent days on the Deschutes River. With forecasts for 100-113 degree temperatures the week ahead might be a good one to take a break on the Deschutes especially on the lower end. We’ve been seeing some great trout on the lower river responding to a wide variety of euro-nymphs-the Perdigon in various sizes being a favorite. Up higher in the system you’re more likely to see some caddis action (we’ve seen very little caddis activity below Macks Canyon lately). From Warm Springs down has had some good caddis action.
Today’s water temp at Madras is coming out of the dam at 57.5 degrees and the water level there is running a low- 3630 cfs. Typically the water temp is at least 10 degrees warmer at the mouth than at the dam.
Steelhead counts at Bonneville dam on the Columbia River have passed the minimum threshold required for the Deschutes River to have an open season for steelhead. This season will open August 15th.
Smallmouth Bass Fishing Report for July 26, 2022 It’s getting hot!
Bass fishing can be downright spectacular when the weather is hot. We’ve been doing well on our local waters with black leeches and white wooly bugger style flies. Getting the fly deep and around structure is the key. Tungsten beads can help here. Look for ideal conditions on the local Willamette River near Portland this time of year. July and August can be excellent
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McKenzie River Trout Fishing – The Mckenzie is fishing well and just getting better as we get closer to August. We have a limited spots available if you want to take advantage of this fun and accessible boat fishery.
Carp Fishing Report for July 26, 2022 Why Carp? Because it’s so FUN!
With temps over 100 degrees carp often will move to deeper water making fly fishing a real challenge. When temps come back to more normal summer heat expect some good action. Carp are challenging and fun sight fishing quarry. This is a great skills test and practice for saltwater enthusiasts. It’s also just plain fun to see a fish 10-25 pounds up close, cast to it, set the hook and see your backing melt away!