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    Fishing Reports

    Yo-Yoing Water Levels

    Joel La Follette - Saturday, November 01, 2014
    Wind, rain and the occasional flash of lightening have made for an interesting week to say the least. Water levels are yo-yoing up and down, trees are tipping over and there's that feeling of change in the air. We're slowly losing our grip on fall as winter rolls in with each passing day. Time to layer up and head out.

    The Deschutes is sending mixed reports from both Steelhead chasers and Trout guys. Maybe it's a skill thing, but I'm getting a different story from everyone that has made the trip in the last week. It could have been a bump in river levels that mixed up the fish for a day or two. Flows jumped slightly with dam releases, but look to have stabilized for the weekend. Remember that Trout fishing closes from the Pelton Dam to Two Springs Ranch on Friday. Steelheading remains open in that area until the end of the year. The river remains open from Two Springs to the mouth throughout the year.

    Moments ago I got smoke signals from Gil and Rob of Water Time Outfitters. I must admit they were brief and fairly cryptic, but the gist of it was they've managed a few nice fish on larger patterns over the past week. It sounded like fishing was good, but those willing to put in the time reaped bigger dividends. Although Gil just texted something about 5 fish in 5 hours yesterday. Hopefully, after they clean up a bit we can get an in-depth report.

    The Little Creek Outfitters crew has shifted from the Grande Ronde to the John Day if Instagram photos and Facebook posts can be believed. Not dependable cell service there so reports have been sketchy. Anglers hitting the "Ronde" did fairly well last week with Steelhead, Trout and Bull Trout in the catch. The John Day is still a little light on water, but it looks to be in line to receive a little in the next week. Conditions should still make for some great dry line action. Think skaters.

    On the Clackamas, the remains of the Coho run are making their way to the grand finale. The river barely peaked at the 13 foot mark even with the storm we had. We may see slight bumps with each passing squall, but that should serve to improve fishing. A few winter Steelhead have been making early returns and there are plenty of hatchery summer fish in the system that need to be harvested. Floating lines are still getting it done. 

    With changing river levels and weather, the Current Conditions page can help you plan your trip.

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