Trout fishing the Deschutes River in July has been up and down but recently the up's have been way up! Water temperatures released out of the "selective water withdrawl" system at Pelton dam on the Deschutes river are now selecting to cooler waters and that is great news for trout and the bugs they feast on. Caddis action has reached a new ferver with a spade of cooler flows and the trout are feisty and fat.
A double on strong Deschutes Rainbows!
Camp time on the river is about making memories!
Caddis patterns this time of year are generally size 16 or 18 and the most common color is tan. A smattering of mayflies are found this time of year with the magany dun the most common.
The Deschutes River flows north towards the Columbia River. It is near the towns of Madras, Maupin and the Dalles, OR. It's not a bad drive from Portland (about 2 hours), Salem and Eugene.
For more information about fishing the Deschutes River in July visit our website or give us a call! www.watertimeoutfitters.com