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    Fishing Reports

    New rules, but fishing is good

    Joel La Follette - Thursday, July 23, 2015
    Caddis hatches on the Deschutes had our guide friends, their clients and the resident fish very happy this past weekend as clouds of these insects filled the evening sky. The warmer weather really ramped up the hatch forcing the camp cook to get creative with the open air dining arrangements as Caddis tend to get into everything. A little extra protein never hurt. Fishing was good when the wind allowed and plenty of fat Redsides came out to play. Tan Elk Hair Caddis in 16-18 did the damage on the surface while varieties of Caddis Pupa and Mayfly nymphs covered the below the surface action. Rob Crandall and Gil Muhleman finished off a successful three day drift from Trout Creek to Maupin and provided me with a couple photos of the action for this report. UPDATE: With warm weather moving in, Gil has been doing half-day evening Trout trips and doing very well. Caddis hatches have been keeping the Trout happy  and are providing some great action for anglers. Email Gil and get on the schedule.

    Meanwhile Brian Silvey reported from Maupin that the Caddis craze continues with fat Trout and even a fresh native summer Steelhead falling prey to some of his magic creations. This specimen grabbed a Silvey’s BH Pupa and our good friend Steve Lawson was able to bring it to hand for a quick #keepemwet photo by Brian Silvey. UPDATE: Steelhead in the lower river are grabbing flies and water is cooler. That may change some with this heatwave, but look for cooler dam releases starting this weekend. (Hopefully)

    The Metolius showed her shy side to some, while others found a few cooperative Rainbows. Caddis and misc. small mayflies sprinkled with a light showing of Goldenstones will keep anglers pawing through fly boxes to hit the right combination. Those will to take a page from old reports and dial in a Hopper/dropper combo with a Chubby leftover from the Deschutes hatch paired with a SuperSinker may be surprised with the success.

    Bull Trout start their return this month as fish from the lake head up to spawn. Make sure you’re sporting the right tackle to play them quickly and release them unharmed. Bull Trout can reach up to 12-16 pounds, so that wimpy little 6 wt. isn’t the right tool. 7-8 wt. rods paired with a sink-tip line matched up with a tasty looking streamer is the best combo for hunting this carnivores of the spring creek. Don’t be surprised if that nice Trout you hook suddenly grows when a Bull Trout latches on. At that point, I’ve got no advice for you. Just pull.

    Farther east, the Owyhee seems to be blessed with enough water to keep things flowing and cool. Our Owyhee expert, Nolan DeHaven, ventured over last week dodging lightening storms and sunshine to report that “Fishing has been very good the last couple days. The Browns have been taking anything from size 8 grasshoppers to size 20 zebra midges and anything in between. Caddis, Tricos, small nymphs and PMD's have all worked...oh yeah, and Mr. Hankey (mouse) has hooked a few as well! Even though the weather has  been very schizophrenic to put it mildly, fishing has been great as always. An inside source tells me the water in the dam WILL keep going through September and the temps are at their normal rate."

    Steelheaders need to watch their thermometer and fish accordingly. The Deschutes below Macks Canyon has improve slightly, but is still reaching deadly temps by late afternoon. Remember this section currently falls under the 2:00PM closure rule. Fishing the cooler waters above Macks Canyon is an option.

    The North Umpqua falls under the new rules, so it's been a morning show there. While not red hot fishing, there are a few fish around. Take some time to explore in the afternoon without a rod in hand to appreciate this beautiful river. Also plan a visit up to the Big Bend Pool on Steamboat Creek for some time with Lee Spencer. You'll learn a lot about Steelhead in one afternoon. Take Lee a cold beer or cookie as long as your going....

    For a rundown of the new ODFW rules check out my Camp Water Blog.

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