Tag Archives: Deschutes

Crane Prairie- May 2014

Crane Prairie 2014

Sunrise in the timber!

Hit Crane the last couple of Saturday’s.  Fishing has been great, I’v had good success indicator fishing the channels with micro leeches, callibaetis nymphs, chironomids, and damsel nymphs.  The majority of the fish are are 15-18″ with a fair share over 20″!  The biggest highlight was a beautiful 5lb + brookie, unfortunately no one else was with me and all I got for a photo was a poor picture of a squirming fish in the net!  Too bad, it could have made for an awesome photo with a very nice brook trout!!!

 

Enjoy,

 

Hud

Whoa!!

Been busier than a one armed paper hanger tying flies..  Got a little steelheading in a couple of weeks ago, got down to the Big D and it looked like chocolate milk!  Fished anyway, and even managed to hook one…  Go figure hu!  Well last night I finished the flies for the Umpqua submission, they’r on the way to Colorado as I write..  Did some elk hunting last weekend, please note I said “hunting” not “killing”, as like most years in the past, I did not fill my tag.  Headed back down to the D for some more steehead action this weekend, hope to have a good report..  In the mean time, stay cool!

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100 Huds Worm Hooked Minnows!

Enjoy!

Hud

Wickiup Reservoir Birthday Fishing!

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!!

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The foreign landscape of a very LOW Wickiup Reservoir!

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Yep, its official, Large Mouth Bass like Huds Weedless Deceiver too!!

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Wickiup Rainbow!

Enjoy!

Hud

Back to the River!

Went back to the river on Saturday morning..  Hit the water before sunup, and did have some luck on Woolly Buggers!  Unfortunately, I was unable to get a good hookset on one, so you’ll just have to believe me…… As a side note, I got to try out my new Winston BIII SV 790 with a Rio Outbound WF IS6 line, and I must say, I’m impressed!  That rod is so light in your hands, with so much power, it’s actually unbelievable!!  For streamer fishing with big flies and sink tips, hands down, its the rod to have..  I will be working in the shop (The Patient Angler) on Saturday, so stop on by and say hi, might try out my luck up at Wickiup on Sunday so stay tuned…….

Sunrise - Upper Deschutes River

Sunrise – Deschutes River

Enjoy!

Hud

ClackaMax 2nd Sea Trials – (Deschutes River)

Dropped the Clack into the Deschutes this last weekend for a nice float from Warm Springs down to Trout Creek.  The weather was nice and had actually cooled down some from the days previous, (instead of 105 is was only 93)!!  While I can’t say too much for the fishing, pretty poor actually, the floating was great!  The ClackaMax is a BIG boat, and it rows effortlessly..  The only thing I noticed was that you can’t “push” it as easily as my old 16×54 aluminum boat, but there is no problems moving the boat backwards..  I’ll need to to some minor adjustments to the oars, but other than that, this boat hits the river with no issues whatsoever!   We didn’t even relocate the seat configuration for a center balance, Scott stayed up front off side with no real issues of boat balance, it still rowed just fine!

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Scott behind the oars for a photo opp..

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Headed Down!

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They pretty much burned up the Res. side of the river last week!

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Sporting some new graphics!!

 

Enjoy!

Hud