Deschutes River - Below Lake Billy Chinook and Pelton Dam

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Steelhead fishing is slow, and trout fishing is good. We are picking up Steelhead on a variety of techniques, nymphing obviously being the most productive but we are still getting them to bite smaller articulated and hairwing patterns on the swing. Water temperature should dictate where your fly is in the water column. Double Bead Peacock Stones, Psycho Prince, Red Copper John, 3-Dollar Dip and Lightning bugs are a few favorites for nymphs. Mini Intruders in black, purple, and blue and any other hairwing pattern you've got confidence in for swinging. If you are swinging try throwing a sculpin pattern, it's a good way to hook up with both trout and steelhead.

Dry fly fishing for trout is winding down for the year unless you actively seek out rising fish and make careful presentations. Midges and Blue Wing Olives are the main course with a variety of Caddis as well. Go deep with your nymphs, if you're not losing them your not using them. Pat's Rubber Legs, Copper John's, WD-40, Pheasant Tail, Caddis Pupa, Serendipity, and a San Juan Worm under the indicator.

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