For pure numbers .... The Deschutes River in North/Centeral Oregon from Maupin on down to Mac's Canyon mid August-end of September?). Below there you're on foot, but tons of BLM mini river camp sites (many with 'potties).
Google the BLM river map, it's dead on from spot to spot, what you'll find (camping wise), etc. Shameless plug for one of the boards supporters. Contact Mark B. at flyfishusa
and book a several day trip.
I'm a tight-wad when it comes to spending money on this sort of thing, but Charlie and I got, how to put this without going over the top: "All expectations were exceeded" will work. Both of us hooked released at least 25 fish and not a clue as to how many more missed/lost.
Total hoot was Charlie and I know how to fish with 2handers so just a 'Mark, point us out where to stand/wade.'** Morning of day 2: "Mark, go get your rod and enjoy, I think the two of us are wired in.'
Took a MARK, GO GET YOUR ROD, FISH AND ENJOY!
Both he and I can be feisty (sp?) personalities at times, or so I'm told.
He did, and went and got my video camera. Walk back and filmed him hook/release about 7 fish in 20'ish minutes. Sent him the casette and he put same on to a DVD.
Great watch of 4'ish days of this is 'working very well.'
** For me, even then, 'balance' was going to hell in a hand cart. No improvement, worse as time's gone on; step into water and the tip of the wading staff goes first.
Great boat float yesterday and (Fred, you are a dumb stupid ..... string of four letter words) and didn't pull one of my wading staffs out of the Jeep and into the boat. You know you're 'over the hill when you're using the butt of a 'long rod' for a wading staff and a (far younger) man takes your hand to get you back to shore over 'river snot covered rocks.'
Ah well, fluffed 3 fish ....