Lower Deschutes River Report 11/20/2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Deschutes River from Warm Springs down to Trout Creek closes at the end of December for all fishing.  Now is a great time to get after it with some very nice redsides being caught lately as well as a decent number of summer steelhead.  Although a few trout might be up and eating in some slow water and backeddies midday, nymphing and swinging is the order of the day at this time of year.  We like to swing of course and some very nice redsides and a few steelhead have fallen for our swung flies.  Our selection of mini-intruders from Aqua Flies seems like it needs to be restocked every other day here at the shop as they continue to put fish in the net.  A good way to fish for trout but have a realistic shot at steelhead is to swing the Black Sculpzilla or nymph a stonefly such as the Jimmy Legs with a flashy dropper such as the silver or red Copper Swan off the back.  Egg patterns will also get it done as the Chinook are spawning in the area.  

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