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
Water levels are fairly low, and the heat will make the morning and evening most attractive for anglers. Attractor dries have been bringing up fish - use your favorite dropper. Be Aware of the COVID-19 restrictions. Call us to find out what the rules are in our area.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Deschutes River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Deep Canyon Outfitters

Water flow: Benham: 1774 CFS Bend: 126 CFS

Visibility: 26 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 45 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: mornings, afternoons.

Best stretch: Tetherow Crossing to Lake Billy Chinook

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

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

BWO, Midge.

Fish species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout

Fishing season: Open all year

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

Person Fishing in a stream

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 be your most consistent method. This is the time of year to throw big dries, with a small dry dropper. It's a fun way to fool fish. Sculpins are a part of any well-rounded Deschutes fly box as well.

7-Day Forecast

Great week to be on the river A large buggy attractor will still move fish. Streamers in deep holes may move the occasional Brown but don't expect anything big.


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