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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-11-2019, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Location: Teton River, South Fork of the Snake, Henry's Fork
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Heading for the Deschutes

After much waffling and obsessing over the weather forecasts, I've decided to head for the Deschutes for a week or so. I originally planned to give up on steelhead for this year and go to Northern Idaho to swing for Bull trout. Since I've never targeted Bull trout and don't know much about them except what I've read on the interweb, and with the recent storm and cold weather with another storm forecast for early next week up there, I bailed on that plan. I don't mind rain, but the passes on my route were slick and snow-covered night before last, and they could be again with the next storm. Not much fun when towing a 4,000 lb. trailer.

I have fished the Deschutes several years in a row. I've caught at least one steelhead every trip out there except last year. Last year's trip hardly counted, since my fishing partner got impatient after 2 days of no hookups and wanted to move on to the Grande Ronde. I have a very long story about that trip that I won't go into now.

I'll be at Long Bend (or possibly at the Maupin City Park but not likely), in a Rockwood 21' trailer. Dark green Tundra with Idaho plates...stop by and say hi if you see me.

Maybe I can post a fish photo when I get back!

MC (Mike Commins)
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-12-2019, 02:20 AM
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Gonna piggy back on your post. I'll be launching at Warm Springs on Tuesday for an annual fall trip. We'll likely camp at Stangland at least a few nights next week. I'll be rowing a '97 Koffler low side, white with purple Z stripe. Our cook tent is green. Stop in if you happen to be floating by. Cheers!

"You need to go fishing. You have a drift inside you, that tells you to "go to the river". Goran Andersson
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