Rogue River Outfitters just returned from two Grand Ronde, back to back fishing trips in Eastern Oregon… Although the fishing was fairly tough, the Grand Ronde remains one of our favorite rivers to fish.
Now we are back on the Deschutes River. Water level is back to where we need it to be. Running about 4200 cfs is so much better than our last visit on the Deschutes at 5500 cfs. Great fishing underwater, not much happening on top yet, but with the warmer weather moving in we expect that to improve dramaticley over the two weeks.
Here is a quick note… Most of our clients know we fish the Rogue River in the Bay, and down the Rogue Canyon. We are usually fishing in the fall while the bear are trying load up for their winter sleep on berries and salmon. So it is not unusual to see black on our Rogue River Canyon Trips, in fact it is almost a guarantee… Now for the story, early in May we were fishing the Deschutes, Craig claimed he had seen a black bear while hiking back from a fishing hole. He even Admited it sounded crazy and definently a first after 30 years on the Deschutes. We all agreed there was no way there was is a black Bear on or near the Deschutes River, he must have been dreaming. Well here it is folks, this time Craig was prepared with a camera a took 2 pictures of the Animal… Below is the best photo… Check out flickr account for the other. That will teach us for doubting Craig, who knew on the Deschutes River, Black Bear?