Deschutes River - April 11th 2019

By Seamus on 4/13/2019 1:46:24 PM • Rank (136) • Views 136


Recorded:  Partly cloudy55 ° F Fishing: Poor

Deschutes River Redside Trout & Summer Steelhead Report
Deschutes Red Side Trout Report:

The current level on the Deschutes river discharge from Pelton dam is 9,100 CFS at 1:07pm. So, it's now starting to drop, but it's still far from fishing shape. If it cintinues to drop, and it looks like it will, It could be fishable in about a week.  

Trout fishing? Well,.. still really tough. Hang in there, maybe in few days it will be in shape enough to get back to fishing again.  When that happens, I would recommend late morning to early evening fishing with nymphs and wet flies in slow deep runs with lots of structor. You will need to add weight to get your flies deep enough to help your odds.

You really need to stay on the bank at these water levels, the trout are right in tight.
Middle of the day is when you’ll have the best opportunity for dry fly action. The dominant hatch has been the BWO’s, size 16 or 18 found in the usual places. slow soft runs and back eddies. Make sure you check the foam lines, a lot of duns get trapped in those and fish are aware of that easy food source. 

Pattern suggestions: Stone fly nymphs, 8's & 10's, Lightening Bugs, 16’s, Rainbow Warriors, 18’s & 20’s. Hares Ear Soft Hackle, 14’s & 16’s, Prince Nymphs, 10’s and 12’s, Soft Hackles, 16’s, CDC BH Pheasant tails, 14’s, & 16’s Double bead caddis, 14’s and 16’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.

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 4/13/2019 1:46:24 PM by Seamus.

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599 S Hwy 197
Maupin, OR US

GPS Coordinates

Degree, Decimal Minutes: 45º 10.244', 121º 04.699'
Decimal Degrees: 45.17074, -121.07832
Degree, Minutes, Seconds: 45º 10' 14.66", 121º 04' 41.95"

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