Jun 21, 2010

Summer Focus

The Gorge is finally wringing out from an extended spring.  Flowers and greenery has taken up its annual residence below the blanketed peak of Mount Hood.  Summer brings a new, lively anticipation to our fishing pursuits.  As temperatures rise, so too, does the beat of our angling hearts here in the Columbia basin.

Summer = Great trout and Steelhead angling.  Epic Salmon Fly hatches fan into great Mayfly and Caddis activity out on the Deschutes.  Boasting 3000 fish per mile the Deschutes is home to a hard-fighting, gorgeous strain of Rainbow Trout.  For anglers willing a chance to hook one of their, larger sea- run cousins, Columbia River tributaries are starting to receive the start of Summer Steelhead runs.  This is a giant run of fish that are ready and willing to inhale flies.  Not to be overshadowed, the coming months are ripe with fine Smallmouth bass fishing on the Columbia.  Early summer is a fine time to strip leeches and poppers for these reckless fish.  Area lakes also offer up some fine angling opportunities.

Stop on by the shop here in beautiful Hood River.  We are happy to nurture a solid foundation to your fishing adventures.  The clouds have parted.  It is a fine time of year to get that fly in the water….

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