Happy Father's Day!
I seem to be in a rut - but a pretty nice one. I've fished 8 of the past 21 days, and today was another great opportunity. The fishing in Central Oregon is just spectacular right now. The rivers and lakes are in great shape with all the snow melt, and the recent hot weather has been creating some wonderful insect hatches. The salmon fly hatch in particular has been a great new experience for me. These are really big (I've seen them up to 2 inches long) flying orange bugs that get the big fish to come up to the surface. I've never caught so many brown trout on dry flies before. It's been a blast.
Today Karen and I decided to try a somewhat remote spot where a large creek - Squaw Creek - hits the Deschutes. It's a long drive down a dirt forest service road followed by a 3 mile hike down into the canyon. But, what a beautiful hike. High desert canyon with sage and juniper all around with an oasis of water and green cutting through it. This picture shows Squaw Creek in the background before it hits the Deschutes.