|My pal Jamey landed the first Deschutes steelhead of 2013|
Where else do you swing flies in July?
I get asked every year, “When do you usually start fishing the Deschutes for steelhead?” My answer is always the same, 4th of July weekend. Usually we start the season with a drift boat trip, take our wives, and have a good time. Somebody usually gets a fish or at least has one on. The earliest we've landed a fish came on the 3rd of July and it happened at Mack’s Canyon, RM 24, that was 2012. Last year we hit, but didn't land, our first fish on the 4th of July in lower Wagonblast, go figure! In 2013 we had success every time out but didn't put one on the deck until the 12th (pictured above).
|Johnny Lester July 3, sun in the sky dry line, river mile 24|
|Yours truly with a Deschutes July steelhead|
|Solid July day with the guys from Gorge Fly Shop went 2 for 3, Big John Garrett in the photo.|
|Milking the shade for every second, photo by John Garrett|
|Wet wading on the Deschutes |
has its advantages
Book your Trip:So here’s My July Schedule, you can book on line, call or send an email.
PS. Here’s my August and September, about 90% booked. Get a hold of me sooner rather than later if you think you’re coming out.