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Fishin' News & Views - January 2018

January 30-

Hello to all and I hope the new year is treating you well!
 
For the first time in many years, we will not be attending any sportsman’s shows. After so many years of shows and the increasing costs, I believe that with the popularity of online contacts, repeat business and word of mouth, that I will be able to maintain the desired number of trips per season.
 
And as always, if you would like to book any trips before the prime dates are gone, please make contact soon. Many dates have already been taken, so if you have any that you prefer…………………….
 
 
Remember that the best times are………………..
 
Walleye – Mid-March through April
 
Sturgeon – Mid-May through early July
 
Steelhead – Late July through mid-October
 
Salmon – August through October
 
Deschutes River Scenic Tours – Early Summer through Fall
 
 
And of major importance, the Deschutes River boater pass system is still challenging and they have just become available for purchase for this summer!!! Anyone wanting to do a Deschutes steelhead trip, whether it’s a one day or multiple day camping trip, would be wise to make contact soon to get your preferred dates and secure the necessary boater pass(es) for this season. Last year we had a few issues by not securing the passes soon enough, and I would hate for that to be a problem this season.
 
Looking forward to fishing with all of you this year!

More information is available on our web site,and be sure to watch our Facebook page for photos of happy fisher folks holding their catch!

 
August 24-
The Deschutes steelhead fishery was off to a slow start, but it is getting better all the time as the counts over the dams increase and the water temperatures greatly improve. The salmon counts are also getting much better and action off the mouth of the Deschutes is improving too.
September and October should prove to be good fishing!
JL
 
June 17-
Hi all.
I have been waiting to hear the final rulings on the summer/fall salmon and steelhead fisheries, so it appears to be just what was suspected. In a nutshell, the only effect that it has on our trips is in the fact that we will not be able to keep any hatchery steelhead in the Columbia in the month of September from The Dalles Dam to the John Day Dam.
 
If you care to read the entire news bulletin, please go here……  http://www.dfw.state.or.us/news/2017/06_jun/061217b.asp
 
This will not affect our steelhead fishery up the Deschutes or the salmon fishery off the mouth of the Deschutes (in the Columbia), so no major worries.
 
I want to stress again that if you would like to go on a Deschutes River steelhead trip, we need to nail down the dates and secure the boater pass as they are increasingly hard to come by. There will be fish and the only way to catch them is to get a line in the water! J
 
JL
 
 
For general information on our guided trips please peruse our web site and remember to check our Facebook page for more up to date info. on the fisheries as well as photos of happy people holding their catch. Again, you do not need to sign in to view our FB business page at https://www.facebook.com/FishYFS. But if you do, please hit the “like” button. J