Deschutes River - Middle, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Deschutes River - Middle, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Pale morning duns are starting to show up alongside the caddis hatches that have been occurring. Nymphing deep will be the most productive tactic all summer. Pat's Rubber Legs have been doing the job, as well as Pheasant Tails and rockworm patterns, and caddis pupa. Browns have been willing to tug on a small sculpin as well.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Deschutes River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Deep Canyon Outfitters

Water flow: Benham: 1923 CFS Bend: 138 CFS

Visibility: 35 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 55 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Early Morning-Evening

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, Pale Morning Dun, Blue Winged Olive, Midge

Fish species: Rainbow trout, Brown Trout

Fishing season: Open all year

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

Nymphing will remain the most effective method on the Middle Deschutes for most of the year. Dry fly fishing is continuing to improve and there have been good numbers of caddis throughout the stretch.

7-Day Forecast

Wednesday may bring some lightning but the rest of the week will be sunny and beautiful. This week looks like great fishing.

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