May 27, 2012

Fishing Report - Columbia River Gorge and Beyond

May 27, 2012

Pilgrimage.

Out of the tumbling, green ribbon they crawl, somewhere along Main Street, Deschutes River Canyon, Oregon. Witness. Become part of this faithful migration.

This place is alive, now – full tilt alive. Water rarely meets sky with such ambition, as in days of the Salmon Fly.

Find this place.


Salmon Fly Adult

In other terms, the annual Salmon Fly and Golden Stone Fly Hatch on the Deschutes River is happening now. For fly anglers, these are the days remembered. Come on by the shop for any fly patterns or advice that you may need as we are happy to help you get connected!

Some of the finest lake fishing also happens this time of year. Stripping buggers on Intermediate, Full-Sink lines is a wonderful tactic on area lakes. Not far from Hood River, beautiful Lost Lake is now open and providing some wonderful opportunities for fishing and vistas alike.

Anglers continue to find steelhead throughout The Gorge. Although we are approaching that “betweener” time, there are some good numbers of early summer steelhead poking into area rivers. As long as levels and clarity hold, which has been the case lately, expect some solid fishing out there.  If conditions cooperate, May can be a wonderful month to get bent on the Clackamas and Sandy Rivers.

Here’s a few shots from the river. Travis Duddles, John Garrett and Tom Larimer could not resist the urge to share a few laughs and hookups out on the Deschutes.


Loop over the Deschutes


Healthy Deschutes River Rainbow


Rainbows Love Chubby Chernobles

Have a good time,

Gorge Fly Shop

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