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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Deschutes Salmon Fly Report

May 19th- our annual Salmon Fly Workshop was yesterday and the big bugs were there in full force.  Our workshop was held in the Maupin area and our class had a great time.  The water flow was great and the weather a comfortable 72 degrees.  Salmon flies and golden stones were both present below and above Maupin on the Deschutes River.  Located just 2 hours from Oregon's biggest city, Portland, this is an amazing fishery.

Golden stones are now the more dominant insect below Maupin.  This indicates the hatch is almost half done in this section.

Look close, there are a lot of bugs(trout food) in the grass in this photo above.
On thursday Golden Stones and Salmon flies were getting much more abundant in the Trout Creek area farther up the Deschutes River Canyon.  The Giant Salmon Flies or Black Stones are most abundant now in this section.  Golden stones are present as well but in smaller numbers.

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