spillway out of timothy lake into oak grove fork - clackamas river
perfect example of tailwater fishery. cold nutrient rich water from the bottom of the reservoir pours into the oak grove fork of the clackamas river. lots of nutrients = lots of bugs = lots of trout. 100 yards down stream - fish take dry flies all day!
early october...and blueberries everywhere on the oak grove fork. summer comes late up here.
cutthroat trout on oak grove fork. no that is not blood on his chin. that mark is why they are called cutthroat trout.
catch a few trout, eat some blueberries. catch a few more trout, eat some more blueberries.
dorian looking to drop a dry fly into the slow pocket behind that boulder.
this is what trout fever looks like
oak grove fork of the clackamas river half way between Lake Harriet and Timothy Lake.
nice pool on the oak grove fork. took 2 fish out from under those cedar bows hanging over the river.
another nice pool. oak grove fork.
a steaming pile!
another cutthroat takes a large elk hair caddis fly pattern
releasing a cutthroat trout back to his lair.
dipper bird on the oak grove fork.
oak grove fork above timothy lake - totally different type of stream from down below the lake.
most of this stream is about 12" deep - might be some fish hiding in some pools here and there...but you'd have to do a lot of hiking and bush wacking to find fish.
Little Crater Lake - Mt Hood National Forest
45' deep - 34 degrees F. you don't swim!
and by the looks of those vertical walls, if you fall you might not get out before hypothermia takes you.
sunday afternoon on the Deschutes near maupin. warm and sunny - just before the thunder storm came.
big october caddis fly on the deschutes
mayflies were popping everywhere. I think this is what caused the feeding frenzy i witnessed.
Thunderheads moving up the river canyon
nice 16" rainbow taken with a #18 parachute adams right in the middle of a mayfly hatch. i took 2 fish from this mayfly hatch - both 16 + inches long...was not able to pull any more fish from this frenzy though. tried many patterns, larger, smaller, hi-float, sub-surface. no takes. spooked?
another nice fatty released on the deschutes
this fat rainbow - caught with a size 18 parachute adams on the deschutes near maupin oregon
coming back from sunshine - this is headed down the west side of Mt. Hood.