Fishing Reports

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John Day River - June 21st, 2006
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 77 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Summer seems to have arrived, and we all know what that means….Smallmouth Bass on the John Day river. The John Day at Service Creek has dropped to 1780cfs and it’s on the way down. Right now is when the fishing starts to get really good, especially with the great weather ahead. As the river drops, the fishing gets better. Weighted leach patterns or lead eye buggers work well with short, jerky strips. Crayfish patterns or a crayfish colored fly, fished along the bottom sometimes picks up bigger fish. The most fun is to throw top water poppers, close to the bank and pop across the surface. These scrappy smallmouths average a pound or two, and they seem to come from everywhere to smash your popper. We have a nice selection of Water Ticklers, Bee Pops, Pop N’ Fishes, Bass Bugs, and wiggle poppers in stock. There are many places to access the river on foot and a number of different length floats available.
 
Hosmer Lake - June 18th, 2006
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 69 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Hosmer Lake is full to the brim with water and the front lake is a little off color. The channel between the front and back lake is much clearer and is providing some pretty good fishing for atlantics and brook trout. I saw one brook trout that was over 5 pounds crossing the channel. Small dark midges fished on an intermediate sink line or sink tip with small short strips has been productive. Callibaetis have started to hatch in the middle of the day, so be prepared to fish the nymph, emerger and dry Callibaetis patterns. We’ve got a great emerger pattern in the shop called the Almost Dun that was very productive last year.

 
Deschutes River - Lower - June 17th, 2006
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 76 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
The Lower Deschutes River is currently running 4640cfs and has been fishing very well even know the weather has not been in our favor. With the weather finally turning nice, and there are fewer salmon flies around, but the fish are still looking up for them. Get down there and throw the big bug before it’s over.

    As the salmon flies taper off, caddis should be the top water fly of choice through the warm summer. The X-Caddis or Elk Hair Caddis in olive, size #16 and #18 are very productive patterns.

  As the weather continues to warm, look for more P.M.D. hatches.  This small mayfly likes to hatch mid-mourning and mid-afternoon. Small pale yellow, split tail Comparaduns in size #16 - #20 fished on a drag free drift can make a good day a great day.

   The Patient Angler

 
Davis Lake - June 10th, 2006
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 69 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Davis Lake as you know is filled with large mouth bass, and we’re all sad it happened to one of our trophy trout lakes. But it has opened a door to some pretty exciting fishing for Big Bass with a fly rod. I guess you have to look at the bright side of things. The big bass in Davis average 5 to 8 pounds and will aggressively take top water flies. We have a large rattling frog popper that you cast into the weeds or against the lava flow and give it slow chugging strip and the bass explode on it. We recommend a 15 pound leader and an 8wt rod, very helpful in getting a big bass out of the weeds
 
Deschutes River - Lower - June 10th, 2006
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 70 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
The lower Deschutes dropped to 4850cfs today. If the weather continues to warm, I think we’ll see the best of the Stonefly hatch this week. I’m looking forward to a couple of days of fishing next week, throwing the big bugs. But don’t forget to bring the little stuff, try dropping a #18 olive X-Caddis behind your Stonefly during the last hours of the day.

  Nymphing has been very productive when the fish are being fickle on dries. I recommend a two fly nymph rig, a big fly / little fly set-up. I suggest a large Stonefly nymph with a small caddis pupa dropper. Small mayfly nymphs are also working well as a dropper, the #16 & #18 Anato-May flies have been very productive
 


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