Deschutes River - November 29th 2019

 | By Seamus on 11/30/2019 5:46:28 PM | Views (83)
Recorded:  Mostly sunny28 ° F Fishing: Fair

Deschutes River Summer Steelhead Report
Steelhead fishing “catching” is slow. A few fish have been caught here and there.
River conditions are good. Water temperatures are dropping but not so much that you need to use winter steelhead tactics. Dredging is not necessary, just use mid-range sink tips and that should be perfect for keeping your flies about mid-depth. 

It’s “still” a beautiful time of year, but it has changed to winter in a blink of an eye.
As you probably already know, we have experienced our first winter storm, dropping a fair bit of snow in the pacific northwest. Locally we got a few inches, but for the most part, not too bad. Roads are icy, so, take it easy.
Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

Fishing for redside trout overall is pretty good. Best times are mornings and evenings. Midday fishing is okay, just concentrate your efforts in fast water, such as riffles, deeper runs with a little white water chop and deep white water pockets. You will have more success by fishing smaller flies in those water types. 

PED’s and BWO’s are currently the main mayfly hatches. Not real abundant, but enough for the trout to notice.   

Caddis are hatching in good numbers, particularly in the evening. Make sure you’re fishing sizes 16’s to 20’s. in any stage. Larva, pupa and adult. Aquatic moths are also hatching in fairly good numbers, and again, fish the fast water types for both caddis and aquatic moths.

 Pattern suggestions: Thorax BWO 18’s, Elk hair Caddis, 16’s, 18’s, Hares Ear Soft Hackle, 14’s & 16’s, Prince Nymphs, 10’s and 12’s, Sparkle Soft Hackles, 16’s, 18’s, CDC BH Pheasant tails, 14’s, & 16’s Double bead caddis, 14’s and 16’s. Lightening Bugs, 16’s, Rainbow Warriors, 18’s & 20’s.

We will show you some other new patterns that have just arrived that we think will help change the minds of some of those stubborn red side trout.

River level is 3,930 CFS and the water temperature is 53 degrees.

I encourage you to click on “Monthly Hatch Chart” to see what you can expect during this month. Its also a great way to get a sneak preview of hatches in the months ahead.

Please join and support the Deschutes River Alliance. We are fighting very hard to preserve, protect and maintain the health and wellness of the Deschutes River.

Go to this link to find out what’s been happening and educate as many friends as you can.
If you have Q’s, Please don’t hesitate to call, we will be glad to help!

Thanks, see ya soon
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565

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This Fishing Report was submitted on 11/30/2019 5:46:28 PM by Seamus.


599 S Hwy 197
Maupin, OR US

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45º 10.244', 121º 04.699'
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45.17074, -121.07832
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45º 10' 14.66", 121º 04' 41.95"

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