Tuesday, June 23, 2015

2015 CENTRAL OREGON SUMMER FISHING REPORT!

Now that summer is in full swing, so is the fishing!

If you're heading to the central Oregon area for some fly fishing, here's what to look for from late June and into July.

Come down to the shop before you head out and pick up some flies and get the most current information on your choice of water.



LAKES

CRANE PRAIRIE 
The water is warming. From 70 degrees and up.  This makes it tough on fish if caught.

  • Damsels, Callibaetis, and Dragons are all important at this time of the year.
  • The two fly system with leech patterns and damsels or callibaetis are effective.



EAST AND PAULINA
  
Both have cooler water.
EAST:  

  • Callibaetis, chironomids, and damsels are important.  
  • Leech and streamer or bugger patterns are effective as well.  
  • Rufus patterns are important also.


PAULINA:  

  • Midge patterns - buggers - streamers - boobies - and rufus patterns are all good choices.


BIG LAVA  
Still fishing well.  

  • Try damsels - callibaetis - buggers - rufus.


DAVIS
  • Cooler water is coming in from the Odell channel.  Lava flow area and reed beds are good for bass.


WICKIUP
  • Quickly losing water.  60% full and dropping.  Sheep Bridge area and Davis Arm area good for fly guys.



STREAMS

DESCHUTES:
  • Between Little Lava and Crane Prairie: a good spot for brookies and rainbows. Beautiful stream.
  • Below Wickiup to Sunriver: a pretty good fishery for nice browns and rainbows.
  • Flies:  Caddis - PMDs - Streamers - Attractor dries like Lady Di's

FALL RIVER:
  • Cool water in this spring creek.  It has trouble holding rainbows after they are stocked. Many fish are put in so you have a shot at some fish.
Flies:  Streamers - Nymphs - Lady Di's - PMDs - Caddis







Thursday, July 24, 2014

SUMMER FISHING REPORT

The fishing has been great.  Get out and get a line wet.


CRANE PRAIRIE
After many years, the damsel's are making a comeback and the fish are loving it!

Bob with a very nice 32" "Crane-bow"!

Flies working at Crane...Damsels, Hale Bopps, Callibaetis Nymphs, South Twin Special, Minnowbuggers, Wiggle Nymphs, RB Squirrel leech, chironomids 


East Lake
Damsels
Callibaetis
Sierra Rose Rufus
Minnowbuggers
Olive Electric Leech
South Twin Specials
Roxy Rainbows

Fall River
Lady Di
PMD's
Yellow Sally's
X Caddis
Midges

Streamers:  Conehead, minnowbuggers
Nymph:  Mr. Peacock, Micro Mays, Roxy rainbow, Frenchie, eggs, white Rufus, slump buster


Fishing on the Crooked River has been productive as well as a couple of clients recently discovered...






Thursday, May 15, 2014

IT'S HERE...TIME TO FLASH YOUR "BOOBIES" AND GO FISHING!

The weather is finally starting to behave and it's time to get the rods out and the lines wet.  

Sunriver Fly Shop is proud to announce a new series of flies with an English persuasion..."Boobies".  Using a sinking line with these foam based flies creates a jigging effect that drive the fish nuts.

YELLOW BLACK BOOBIE

BLACK BOOBIE




Dust off that gear and get out to the water!

Here is the latest fishing report from some of central Oregon's favorite lakes.


CRANE PRARIE:
-RUFUS:  
Use a slow sink intermediate line with Blood Rufus, UV Olive Rufus, Brown Leech Rufus,  Black Blood Rufus

-BOOBIES:  Use a full fast sink line, size 8 black, yellow black, and orange black

In the top six feet of water, size 10 Buggers, South Twin, Cascade, Electric Leech Olive, Black Hale Bopp, Scott's Damsel, Sierra Rose, Olive Rufus are working well


LAVA AND LITTLE LAVA LAKES, HOSMER, SOUTH TWIN, EAST LAKE:
Use slow sink and intermediate lines with:
South Twins
Minnowbuggers
Olive Rufus
White Rufus
Electric Leech Olive
Bill's Lake Fly
Loeberg
Roxy Rainbows
AP Emergers (olive or natural)
Damselbuggers
Scott's Damsel
Brassies
Chan's Caddis Emerger
Buttonater
Blood Rufus
Red Tag Soft Hackle Peacock


Thursday, October 10, 2013

OCTOBER - DECEMBER FISHING REPORT

FALL RIVER - Primary hatch's:
     Midges:  #18-#26
     BWOs:  #16-#22
     Terrestrials:  Lady Di's
     Caddis:  #14-#18

CROOKED RIVER - Primary hatch's:
     Midges:  #18-#22
     BWOs:   #16-#20
     Scuds:    #10-#18
     October Caddis:  #6-#12

DESCHUTES RIVER - Below Benham Falls, primary hatch's:
     BWOs:  #16-#22
     Fall Caddis:  #6-10
     Midges:  #18-#22


Except for October caddis patterns, most patterns are fairly small.  These small patterns call for small tippets (5x-6x).

Don't forget about streamer fishing in the fall.  Streamers can catch the biggest fish in the water.