Thursday, May 5, 2016


I'm over and out until Memorial Weekend so here's a quick report for the two people that check this blog.  The trout are extra thick and well fed, the poison oak is everywhere and I saw my first rattler today across from Johnson Flats.  Lots of bugs,  big bugs, little bugs, all kinds of bugs.  There are salmon flies all the way to trout creek as of yesterday and goldens to maybe North Junction, the fish are willing but not yet stupid for them.  If you are fishing with me in the next week or so congratulations, you nailed it.

Here's a giant that crushed a swung Clark's Stone as I was walking back to the boat to change flies...seriously, biggest "red side" I've ever encountered, what a ride.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

It's Time!

It's time to relax, float the river, camp out of the boat...and catch some trout.  My wife and I took a backpacker style last minute float on Sunday.  Two days Trout Creek to Maupin is a push so we hit one secret spot then floated to Davidson flat (about half way).  Although we saw lot's of adult insects the trout were definitely feeding below.  We caught some very nice fish, fat and happy.

This trip was marked by green hills, big horn sheep, and wild horses and a massive lack of people.  This will all change here in the next couple weeks but for now, I think Ill go back in a couple days!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

March of Dimes!

If you are looking for a report, it's mixed.  Had some days with none had some days with one, had some days with a some.  Tick tock, tick tock...

The Sandy River should fish really well this spring.  We have a nice snow pack, moderately warm weather and lots of dime bright fresh fish.  The big native steelhead show up now through April and Sandy River summer steelhead are showing up as well.  I'm available through April, let me know if you need a ride!


Friday, February 19, 2016


Rain, Rain, Rain...

It's been tough.  High unpredictable flows, but there are fish and if you can find them in the much larger river they are biting well.  Look for soft water and seems, the fish will not hold in the hard stuff.  This morning the Sandy is running high and threatens to go higher, same with the Clack.  The fish below was one of two yesterday in an equally high river.  Rain, rain, rain ... please keep it coming we need it for this summer on the big D.

Todays flows:

Sandy River near Bull Run

Hydrograph plot for ESTO3

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Fishing Report

Fishing has been solid!  You might notice there is some  Deschutes trout fishing going on, Warm Springs to Trout Creek is open year round starting January 1st, 2016 and it's a rare opportunity to fish the "Day Stretch" without much company.

We're getting lots of water this year.  Whether you're fishing the Coast or the Portland area rivers be prepared to deal with swollen rivers.