June Trout Fishing on the Deschutes

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 00:42 -- Tom Larimer
Deschutes River Trout Fishing
Gorge Fly Shop owner Travis Duddles with a beautiful Deschutes red side.

Trout fishing on the Deschutes has been pretty darn good lately. Although we're on the heels of the salmon fly and golden stonefly hatches, there's plenty of good dry fly fishing to be had in the upcoming month.

As we transition into summer, green drakes, pale morning duns, pale evening duns, yellow sally's and caddis are all on the menu. When the dry fly fishing stalls, nymphing, swinging wet flies and streamer fishing can save the day. Last year, spey fishing for trout was incredible in late June and early July.

With longer days and warmer air temps. we can expect warm water, especially in the afternoons. Plan on getting on the water early as the summer progresses.

Good luck!

TL

Read more about Deschutes treout fishing on my "Trout Page"