Reports_2

Recent Posts


Tags

McKenzie River Redband Trout John Day River Keepemwet Fishing photography Streamers Salmonflies Frank Moore Small Streams Montana Salmon Little Creek Outfitters John Day Deschutes River Alliance Redside Rainbow flies Maupin Deschutes River Makos G. Loomis Salmonfly Elk & Sixes North Fork Nehalem Trout Unlimited Chinook Salmon Oregon Goldenstones Rob Crandall McKenzie Waterdog Sandy River native fish Kenny Morrish San Diego Sea-run Cutthroat Oregon Trout Trail Steelhead March Browns Oregon Trout Bum Snow Caddis Hardy Reel Ascension Bay Klamath River Smithers Coho Summer Steelhead Morrish's Fluttering Stone Gil Muhleman Fly Fishing Class Sea-runs Euro Nymphing Grande Ronde Tarpon Clackamas River Rainbow Trout North Coast: Wild fish Fishing Skaters Fall River BC Mako Shark Carp Native Trout Crooked River Puget Sound Switch Rod Gig Harbor Nehalem River OPST Black Friday Fish Fest Big Trout Dry Fly Fly Czar Bull Trout Bahamas Spring Trout Rendezvous Casa Blanca Springers Oregon Back Roads Pink Salmon Czech Nymph Silvey's Super Sinker Brian Silvey Clackamas Zombies Reed College Couch Fishing Winter Trout Guided Fishing Trask Trout-a-Thon F3T Redsides Fishing Report Pacific ocean Salmon Fly Soft Hackles Jeff Helfrich Big Bugs Brown Trout PMDs Brian O'Keefe West Slope Cutthroat Deschutes Waders hot water Wilson River invasive species Coho Salmon Hosted Trip Coastal Streams Spey Skeena Instagram Photo shoot Green Drakes BWOs North Coast Salmonfly hatch high water Nick Wheeler Marty Sheppard Mr. Skittles Metolius Shad Josh linn Sage Klickitat Scientific Anglers Black Friday Fish-a-long Skagit F.I.S.T. Native Fish Society Elk River Invasives Boston Whaler #keepemwet Winter Steelhead Bonefish Czech Nymphing Metolius River Simms Trout NORCAL Road Trip Trout Bum Road Trip Sage Fly Rods Steelhead fly Jason Atkinson small creeks Whitefish Belize Cutthroat Trout North Umpqua steelhead flies

Archive

Fishing Reports

The Return of the Shad Prince

Joel La Follette - Thursday, May 31, 2018

It truly blows me away is how many people are asking about Shad this early in the run. Fortunately, the Shad Prince is in the shop everyday and he loves to talk about “the poor mans tarpon”. If you want to know more about the history of Shad, how to catch a Shad, what to do with a Shad once you've caught one or why you should even care about Shad, Nick has three presentations scheduled over the next few of weeks. The first one will be this Saturday here in the shop at 10:30.

Speaking of invasive species, bass fishing is warming up and carp fishing has been off the hook lately in some of the backwaters. I’m sure the Columbia and Willamette rivers being flooded by runoff keep the fish in the shallow side sloughs where they are easier to catch.

The Deschutes has still been the place to be and the big bugs continue to be the focus. I talked to Brian Silvey the other day and this is what he had to say:

“Stoneflies are going strong in Maupin today. We probably have a few more days until they are all gone. Green Drakes have been hatching almost every day, but not much action on the surface. We've been getting them on Drake nymphs or emergers.”

I would think the Salmonfly hatch will be going on for about another week or so in the Warm Springs area if the weather stays as forecast. If you haven’t hit it yet you still have time to get in on the action.

If the Salmonfly madness isn’t your thing, the Green Drake hatch on the Metolius should be on the upswing. These big Mayflies typically make their appearance around mid-day and the show will be especially good if there is some cloud cover. PMDs and Caddis are keeping things interesting until the Drakes take the stage.

Reliable sources report that the Cascade Lakes have been fishing very very well and offer plenty of opportunities for solitude if you get away from the big campgrounds. Some kind of leech or bugger pattern is a great choice. If you've not tried our Royal Treatment exclusive, the Double-Bug, check it out. It's a Mitch Moyer pattern that has been lighting it up on stillwaters across the Northwest.

If you just can’t put down your the two-handed rods or you’ve got that Steelhead urge there are fresh summer Steelhead entering the Clack and Sandy as well as a few spring Chinook. Some guys have even been getting them on floating lines with smaller summer patterns, but Skagits with winter stuff are still working as shown by the photo above. That's our friend Rob Crandall who took a "busman's holiday" between Salmonfly trips and scored this hot summer fish.

Hopefully, you get a chance to get out to fish this weekend. If not stop by the shop, have some homemade cookies, check out all the cool outdoor gear and listen to Nick wax poetic about Shad. Maybe you’ll catch the bug too.

1
Contact Us

21570 Willamette Drive West Linn, OR 97068
503.850.4397

2014 Royal Treatment Fly Fishing
Privacy | Legal