Deschutes River - April 9th 2019

By Seamus on 4/13/2019 1:46:25 PM • Rank (120) • Views 120

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Recorded:  Mostly cloudy55 ° F Fishing: Poor


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

Yikes !!! The current level on the Deschutes river discharge from Pelton dam is 11,600 CFS at 3:07pm That is a record hign flow for this date, Tuesday, April 9th 2019. Obviously this is the result from all the rain we've had for the past several days combined with the run off of the remaining snow pack. It could take as much as a week or two for the river to drop down within it's banks.  

Trout fishing? Well,..  Poor. But when the river finally drops, it will be back to 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. http://www.deschutesriveralliance.org/
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
john@flyfishingdeschutes.com



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This Fishing Report was submitted on 4/13/2019 1:46:25 PM by Seamus.


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599 S Hwy 197
Maupin, OR US

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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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