FFP has a lot of guides working the Lower Deschutes lately and late last night I loved getting a text from Adam saying his clients did well on Salmonfly patterns but also really well Euro Nymphing. I feel like next week and extending into early June is going to be peak dry fly action for … Continue reading Lower Deschutes update 5/22/19
The good news is it's the official opening day of the headwaters section of the Metolius, and also the Upper Deschutes from Benham Falls to Little Lava Lake, as well as Whychus and Tumalo Creeks! Fun to have those open again and a sure sign summer fishing is ever so close. The bad news is … Continue reading The good and the bad news for 5/22/19
The Caddis are swarming the River and the banks
Salmonflies are all the way to Warm Springs. Water temp at WS is 55.2 today and water levels are nice at 4410 cfs. All is well, and will be really good when the warm and dry weather pattern returns. The immediate forecast is high 50's to mid 60's and showery for several days and then … Continue reading
The PMD's have really started this week! So many duns on the water about 1 to 3 the last few days. While there are very few Green Drakes hatch so far, we had 2 days this week of catching fish on Drake dries. The real hatch is still probably 2 weeks away, then for 3 … Continue reading Metolius River fishing report 5/16/19
Hosmer is accessible from the South today, and all the way around tomorrow. No report yet. Road to East Lake is opening tomorrow. I am 99% sure the boat ramp at the resort is going to be open. I doubt EL CG ramp is free of snow, and not sure about Hot Springs or Cinder … Continue reading Cascade Lakes update 5/16/19
Good news on the Crooked in terms of water levels. Yesterday it was 270, this morning 260 and now it is 207 which is below normal summer flows. It looks great and I was nervous with the rain they might bump it up, but it is very fishable. Our guides, especially Mary Ann and Adam … Continue reading Crooked River fishing report 5/16/19
Friday morning the roads to the Cascade Lakes Highway from Mt Bachelor down to Elk Lake and around will be open, as well as the road to East and Paulina Lakes. No word on access to East or Paulina as far as ramps go, or final road access to Hosmer at this point.
Mary Ann has been spending a bunch of time on the Crooked and finding the fishing to be really pretty good. Here is the latest report from her trip 2 days ago. She is guiding there again today and has been spending personal days there as much as possible getting the rhythm of the river … Continue reading Crooked River fishing 5/9/19
It's melting. Lake still frozen. Best guess....May 25 we will be fishing there. I am SO ready.