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
Caddis and PMDs will be around, last light in the evening should be a great time to fish. Caddis pupa on the swing can be effective just prior to the hatch.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Deschutes River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Deep Canyon Outfitters

Water flow: Benham: 540 CFS Bend: 125 CFS

Visibility: 38 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 58 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: mornings, evenings

Best stretch: Tetherow Crossing to Lake Billy Chinook

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

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

PMD, Caddis, BWO, Midge.

Fish species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout

Fishing season: Open all year

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

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

Dry fly fishing can be solid early and late in the day. Nymphing has been effective with indicator rigs as well as Euro style. Caddis pupa are a great addition to a nymph rig and also fish well on the swing. Streamers can be effective as well, though more reliable in low light conditions.

7-Day Forecast

If you can, avoid fishing in the middle of the day, as the water temperature can reach the mid 60s.


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