Lower Deschutes Fishing Report

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The Lower Deschutes is good. My friend Chester fished the mecca area last night on his way over and reported good hatches of PMD, PED and Caddis. Fish were hungry. 

I am greatly looking forward to my own first trip of the season Monday with some friends. 

Our guide team reports a similar situation to Chesters, but during the day it has been more nymphing and less dry flies. 

My own experience on the Lower D in August is fish in eddies sipping spent/dead and emerging stuff. Keep an eye open for that.

I am hearing from old friends who know the lower river well that there are indeed a good number of Steelhead in the area up to Harris Canyon. We are so overdue for a decent run of steelhead and it looks like with all the other bullshit bad luck 2020 has brought us so far, that at least the fish gods are bringing us a decent run of the big fish.


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