The Deschutes arm of Wickiup Reservoir happens to close the day after my birthday. This day also happened to land on a Saturday this year, not to mention, the reservoir is lower than its been in years.. With that, there is not much lake left above the no fishing buoy’s, its mostly just a river now.. There wasn’t much decision making to do, that was the place to be, if you want a legitimate chance at a nice Oregon brown trout! Scott and I loaded up the Clack, and launched before sunrise. The day came with a cold fog in the morning that turned to perfectly clear skies and hot weather by afternoon. We managed a few fish, including a small LM Bass, but no browns! Maybe next time.. In all the day was a lot of fun, and even though we can’t fish above the buoys for the rest of the year, there’s still lots of good fishing to be done at Wickiup until the season closes in October.. So stay tuned, I’m still looking for that big “hook jaw” brown!!