Thursday, April 21, 2011

April 21st, 2011

Crooked River:
The flows continue to be very high and the river is blown out. CFS is now 1550. If you find yourself out on the Crooked, try: scuds, sow bugs, & mayflies. However, if you want to catch some fish, go fish the Fall R. or  Deschutes R..

Fall River:
Closed below the falls
Still the best bet for consistent fly angling is the Fall.  The BWO's begin hatching around 1:00ish and using BWO emergers have been slaying them. Other patterns that have been productive are: Lady Di's, flame eggs, black zebra midges & green copper johns. The largest fish are tricked by streamers, so tie on a pine squirrel, minnow bugger, or white rufus and swing near or under structure to lure the big ones out.

Deschutes River:
Closed above Benham Falls
The water flow between Benham Falls and Bend is still flowing high (1225 cfs), but the fishing has been good, with BWO's hatching in the early afternoon. The river's flow below Bend has been dropping and is currently at 111cfs. Steelhead falls and Foley waters have been fishing awesome and will continue to improve. Use BWO's, stone flies, Christmas princes, FB hare's ear, & frenchies.  Salmon flies will be hatching soon....get ready!

Crane Prarie is open at the lodge only. No reports as of yet.
Davis is still inaccessible.

If you want to catch some big trout before our local Cascade Lakes open, look into on of our private lakes guide trips at Little Willow or Grizzly lakes.