Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Steelhead Prime Time!
This is it, Deschutes River Steelhead prime time! This is the season of the year that really gets the drag screaming on your fly reel and fly anglers blood pumping. Fishing has been excellent this fall with both trout and steelhead fishing going very well. Come join the fun: www.watertimeoutfitters.com
We have been catching good numbers of steelhead on the swung fly strategy both with a floating line and sink tips. Sinking tip lines have been especially effective mid day. Steelhead are moving aggressively to the standard fare of fly patterns. Contact Royal Treatment Fly shop for a great selection of hot patterns- 503-850-4397.
Trout fishing has been excellent as well with some cooler days and great caddis action. This time of year trout are in prime condition. We've been seeing the backing with our 5 weights lately landing some dandy fat trout.
Fires on the river this year caused by lightning strikes have changed the look of the river in many places. See pic below taken near North Junction.