Fall Fishing on the Deschutes

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Our Camp Site – early October

I love the fall in Central Oregon!  You can always count on an Indian Summer – warm days and there are always a few nights that are warm enough to camp.  Fishing usually picks up  from August as the water cools with the cooler temperatures. As we progress into the fall – all the brilliance of changing colors can be seen against some crystal clear blue skies. My favorites to fish are the Crooked River and the Deschutes River. The Crooked is smaller than the Deschutes – but unless it is a freaky day you can count on getting into some fish. The Deschutes is a challenging fishery – however when you do find a fish you have a chance at some nice sized rainbows and in a the 4000 plus CFS t give you a good play. You also have the chance at those elusive steelhead – they eluded me this  year. Well at least to the net – I hooked into a couple that took off like freight trains!  Still wondering what I could have done differently to keep them on!  The following are photos from a couple of trips that Dave and I took in October. Enjoy

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One of Dave’s red side rainbow trout

 

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Yes – another day – another trout! Checkout the progressive bend in his bamboo fly rod

 

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An early morning swinging for steelhead

 

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Yes – that’s me netting a nice red side rainbow trout

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A closer look!

 

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Swinging on my favorite run!

 

Warm Springs to Trout Creek (580x326)

Another glorious fall day on the Deschutes. Warm and Sunny