Lower Deschutes Update September 1, 2023

Lower Deschutes Update September 1, 2023

The Lower Deschutes has been fishing well. Nymphing provides the most opportunity for catching fish throughout the day. Using tungsten flies to make sure you're getting a nice deep drift will be to your advantage. Dry fly opportunities have been a bit sparse but keep an eye out for fish sipping in the back eddies and in the late afternoon, caddis and PMDS will likely be what they're after. Swinging leech, sculpin, or other small streamers is a good way to target some aggressive fish as well. As many of you already know, we surpassed the number of steelhead over Bonneville to keep the season open through the end of the year. Over the next few months there will be more and more steelhead in the system. We have already heard reports of people hooking them as high as the day stretch. We have an excellent selection of steelhead flies here in the shop so stop by and stock up. 


Recommended Dries: Elk Hair Caddis 14-18, March brown #12-14, Hackle Stacker PMD #14-18, Parachute PMD #14-18, Hackle Stacker Baetis #16-20, Parachute Baetis #16-20.

 Recommended Nymphs: Jimmy Legs #8 Black or Brown, Trout Retriever black or brown #8-10, Jigged Hares Ear #14-16, Jigged Pheasant Tail #14-16, Psycho Prince #14-16, Duracell Jig #14-18,  Copper John #14-18

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