Steelhead It is primetime steelheading on the Deschutes. The water has changed from a chocolate milk color into a perfect steelhead green. There is over two feet of visibility in the water. The White River is still kicking some mud into the Deschutes but it’s helping more than hurting.
Because the White River has muddied up the Deschutes so much this
season, there are considerably fewer people around fishing for steelhead
than normal. Now that the river has shaped up, fishing is as good as
it’s been all season.
Trout With the weather heating up again so is the trout fishing. As long as the weather stays hot, the trout fishing should continue to stay consistently good. The last two days there has been more mayflies and caddis flying around then there had been the bulk of the month. As long as the weather stays stable and warm this should be the trend right on through the rest of September and into October.
Don’t forget the upper third of the Deschutes closes for trout at the
end of October. So if you are still in need of a trout fix, you had
better get here quick.
Deschutes River Anglers