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2014 Deschutes Operating Plan Based On Power Boat
Single 10-Day Base Camps - Rotating 2-3-4 or 5 Night Parties.
With a jet boat, I can give you better service by providing more luxurious camps with bigger tents and a propane heated shower, better cooking & eating facilities etc.

Big Boat for 2014 Alumaweld Intruder 22' 330hp V-8, all-weather, completely covered convertible cabin, complete with heaters for cold weathers and much open ventilation for hot weather. Boat has full electronics for gathering information and a power wash-down system for spotlessness.  This boat fits the size of the river and is very safe.  

2-4 Angler Groups
This is the size of groups I have worked with for the last 32 years.
A 2-4 angler group fits the size of the river and will allow lots of personal attention from me to you.

2-5 Night Camps
This length of stay is easy to keep food fresh in camp.  Logistically this length of stay works for us.  Don't worry, I can work it out if you want to stay longer (even much longer).  Camping on the river is much more relaxing than staying in a motel and then racing to your fishing spot every morning and then racing back the motel every evening.  That's called the access rod blues.  My plan will eliminate your having to drive in the dark...either direction.  The best fishing is usually during morning and evening parts of the day.  So do your traveling in the middle of the day when the fishing is slow.  You'll be there in plenty of time to catch the evening rise.  And you will be rested and relaxed enough to fully enjoy it when it happens.

Groups Arrive And Exit Camp At Mid-Day
Having a camp set up for multiple parties will eliminate the need for you to race to the river early so that we can get a good camp site. You arrive in camp in the middle of the day and will have plenty of time to get organized before the evening fishing begins.  There will be plenty of snacks for you fuel up on.  Dinner will be planned around the fishing.  Fish 'til dark and stay up as late as you like.  Get up early the next morning.  Coffee and pastries will be waiting.  Get in a good session of fly fishing before the sun hits the water.  Have brunch in the late morning.  Go fishing, laze around, ask me to give a class in camp, what ever.  Eat, sleep, relax and fish and fish and fish...
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2014 Sandy & Clackamas Operating Plan
 Float Trips On Sandy & Clackamas Rivers
Because of inclement weather and unpredictable water flows, no camp-out trips are offered from January 1 through April 19.  The last month float trips are available is June.  In order maintain other business commitments, float trips will only be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The length of each fishing day is defined by the opening/closing of launch facilities & your needs.
Hot lunches are provided. 
An incredibly diver array of the latest fly fishing tackle will be available for you to use
at no extra charge.
You may book by the day or by the week.
 
How to use the Calendar for year 2014  1
Jet Boat Free Days On Deschutes Are Designated In Gray.
Days Available For Day Trips Only Designated In Green.
Days Available For Deschutes Camping Trips Designated In Yellow.
Dates That Are Booked Are In Blue.
Special Events are  in Orange
Schools Are In Red

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January -  Day Trips Only
Coldest month of the year, with most unpredictable weather patterns. In spite of that many very large steelhead are caught from local rivers in January.  Some Januarys are mellow, others are not.  All trips are contingent upon weather and water.  Normal temperatures are above freezing to mid-40's.  Water temperature averages below 40.  Fishing pressure is normally low.
February -  Day Trips Only
The weather starts to mellow in February with many days in high 40's to low 50's.  Water temperature average 39-46.  The bulk of the wild winter run shows up in February as does the majority of indigenous brood stock hatchery fish.  Book early for February.
 Mark Bachmann to make a presentation at Clackamas Fly Fishers Club, February 18.
March -  Day Trips Only
March can still be blustery, but the weather is warming.  Mid-day temperatures are usually in the 50's and the water is normally 40-47.  March fish ar biters and there are nearly as many in March as February.  Normally the first summer run fish are caught in March.
March 7, 8, 9 Northwest Fly Tying & Fly Fishing Expo
Mark Bachmann to make a presentation at Fly Fishers of Oregon Club, March 11.

How to use the Calendar for year 2014  2
Jet Boat Free Days On Deschutes Are Designated In Gray.
Days Available For Day Trips Only Designated In Green.
Days Available For Deschutes Camping Trips Designated In Yellow.
Dates That Are Booked Are In Blue.
Schools Are In Red

Sandy River Spey Clave in Orange
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April - Day trips are available.
The Sandy and Clackamas are receiving increasing numbers of summer steelhead as winter steelhead are decreasing.  A few Spring Chinook are available some years. 
May - Camp Trips &  Day trips are also available.
. On the Deschutes mayfly and stonefly hatches dominate and there is often a lot of good fishing in the middle of the day.  Normal peak of Spring Chinook run (last week in April - first two weeks in May)  There are still very few other people in the canyon.  The trout have finished their reproductive cycle and are returning to feeding in earnest.  May can be magical month with green grass and beautiful wild flowers.
Can do trips on the Deschutes or west side as demand dictates. 
Sandy River Spey Clave will dominate my schedule from 5/16 through 5/18.

The Sandy and Clackamas are receiving increasing numbers of summer steelhead and Spring Chinooks.  Weather is mild.  The canyons are intense green.
June 
On the Deschutes mayfly and stonefly hatches dominate and there is often a lot of good fishing in the middle of the day.  There are still very few other people in the canyon.  June can be magical month for trout fishing on the Deschutes with green grass and beautiful wild flowers and lots of hungry trout.
The Sandy and Clackamas are receiving increasing numbers of summer steelhead and Spring Chinooks.  Weather is mild.  June is the most beautiful month on the west side of the Cascades.
Tenkarafest June 7
Will be hosting a trip to Loreto, Mexico June 25 thru July 2; possibly best dorado fishing in the world.

How to use the Calendar for year 2014  3
Jet Boat Free Days On Deschutes Are Designated In Gray.
Days Available For Day Trips Only Designated In Green.
Days Available For Deschutes Camping Trips Designated In Yellow.
Dates That Are Booked Are In Blue.
PhD Schools Are In Red
 
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July
Prime trout time. Caddis Mania,  MD's, Midges and Aquatic Moths a lot of action all day.  Best action will be a O-dark-thirty.  The days get hotter, but the water is still cool.  Trout are active all day in the shady spots.  The latter camp, the first steelhead start to show and they are fresh and smokin' hot. Human traffic in the canyon increases, but there is still a lot of room and our privacy is not effected.
August
Very bright "grabby" steelhead are normally available this period in good numbers. Hot weather and warming water temperatures confines fishing to morning and evening periods except for rare cloud cover days.  August is often one of the very best month of the entire season for Deschutes steelhead.  Plan on being in the shade during the middle of the day.
 
September
September is a top month for steelhead.  Fish are at maximum numbers.  Hot weather and warming water temperatures confines fishing to morning and evening periods except for rare cloud cover days. The weather and water usually starts to cool around September 20 and fall fishing begins.  The trout begin to wake up with fall caddis hatches, but are usually over-shadowed by great steelhead fishing. Dates for Summer Steelhead PhD Schools 09/12-09/18.


How to use the Calendar for year 2014  4
Jet Boat Free Days On Deschutes Are Designated In Gray.
Days Available For Day Trips Only Designated In Green.
Days Available For Deschutes Camping Trips Designated In Yellow.
Dates That Are Booked Are In Blue.
Schools Are In Red

BOOK NOW: mark@flyfishusa.com
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October
Steelhead still available in good numbers.  Weather and water are cooling.  Fall hatches of caddis, midges and mayflies are making the trout more active.  Good chance to fish trout during the day and steelhead early and late.  Steelhead are often hooked while trout fishing. Some of the largest steelhead are caught this time of year.
November  -  Day Trips Only
It starts getting really cold on the east side of the Cascades in early November.  For that reason I prefer not to camp out beyond the first week in November.  Fishing can be as good on the west side of the Cascades and is much warmer.
December -  Day Trips Only
Metal Head Christmas: December 13.
Early December can be pretty nice weather most years.  Late December can be cold.  Some years there are good numbers of winter steelhead. In the Sandy and Clackamas Rivers.


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