Our resident Fly Czar, Josh Linn, was field testing a few of our new invasive species specials and reports that the warm weather kicked the Carp into their happy place. If you're looking for non-salmonid action close to town you may want to inquire as to his fly selection and techniques. He seems to have cracked the small water Carp code in his first outing pursuing these oversized Goldfish. We're sending him off to work on those monster Columbia fish next. Stay tuned.Meanwhile, Trout chasers found the hungry Redsides on the Deschutes willing to take bigger offerings including streamers and chunky Stonefly nymphs. Mayfly hatches may kick in with the clouds and temperatures forecast for today. Call in sick. Things cool off by Saturday which could make for fussy fish with the change in weather. You won't know unless you go. Hopper/dropper combos give you the best of both worlds and have continued to be productive. Ask the Fly Czar for suggestions.
Same story on the Metolius where if it was June I'd be in a meeting all day without my phone and packing my Green Drakes with me. Since it's only the middle of April I'd focus on smaller bugs and one of Roger's deli sandwiches. Maybe a pickle too.
Summer Steelhead continued to slide up the Clackamas this week without being harassed by Mr. Crandall. Their break is over when Rob returns from BC later this week. The change in weather could really spice up the action over the next few days. Cooler temps will keep the inflatable pool toys off the water in any case.