Deschutes River - Middle, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Deschutes River - Middle, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Deschutes River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Deep Canyon Outfitters

Water flow: 109 CFS

Visibility: 26 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 44 Degrees F

Water condition: Moderately Turbid

Best time of day to fish: Mid-day

Best stretch: Tetherow Crossing to Lake billy Chinook

Best access point: Steelhead Falls, Foley Waters, Lower Bridge, Tetherow Crossing

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Caddis, midges

Fish species: Rainbow trout, Brown Trout

Fishing season: Winter

Nearest airport: Roberts Field Airport (RDM), Redmond, Oregon

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Middle Deschutes River Description

Most anglers and river users call the section of the Deschutes river between Bend Oregon and Lake Billy Chinook, the "Middle" Deschutes. This section of the Deschutes is unique in character, with it intense canyon walls, and rugged regions. By far this part of the Deschutes is the most difficult to access. There are a number of access points from both BLM and County property, but there is also a far amount ...

Techniques & Tips

Flows are starting to drop! Get ready for some great springtime fishing. Grab some streamers and stonfly nymphs and start probing. It's only going to get better from here on out.

7-Day Forecast

With the river on the drop fishing is starting to heat up on the Middle Deschutes. Salmon flies should be present and be even more prevalent in the coming days. Salmon fly dries with a small pheasant tail or bwo nymph dropper will be effective.

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