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Lower Deschutes

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Share:This is a magical time on the upper 10 miles of the Lower Deschutes. As sad as we are to see another season coming to a close, there is always a flurry of activity down there as late-fall leans into winter. There are chinook salmon now on their redds and the whitefish are beginning their spawn too. This means that there is a lot of egg protein floating around. Every fish in the river keys…

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Share:From Warm Springs to Trout Creek, the fishing has been pretty great! We expect this to continue over the next few weeks. We are seeing more and more adult October Caddis fluttering around and a few fish have been tricked into eating October Caddis dries. Aside from that, we are seeing a decent caddis hatch in the morning and PMDs/BWOs throughout the day. If you are fishing dries, we recommend size 8 or 10 orange…

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Share:It is crazy to think that just about two weeks ago the canyon was filled with smoke and fires were raging around the area. Now, the fires have settled and the fish counts are rising, the river has been a little bit more crowded on the weekends. Remember, you can check steelhead counts here. Utilizing the fish count charts will be helpful in determining where you are fishing! If you are fishing between WS-TC, the…

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Share: Yesterday on the Lower Deschutes was a classic. We had periods when we got eaten every few minutes and some when we might go an hour between. But almost every fish we hooked was a good one! It’s still that time of the year when, if you’re targeting trout, you’ll want to be on 5 and even 6X tippet using pretty small bugs. Yesterday’s hot fly was either the #18 Purple Psycho Prince or…

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Lower Deschutes- This is river levels.

Blue-Winged Olive

Pheasant Tail Nymph 16-20 Afternoon
Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph 16-18 Afternoon
Tailwater Tiny Olive 18-20 Afternoon
Para BWO 16-18 Afternoon
Hi Vis Para BWO 16-18 Afternoon
Spun Dun Beatis 16-18 Afternoon

Slate-Winged Olive

Olive Hare's Ear Nymph 10-14 Afternoon
Olive Pheasant Tail Nymph 10-14 Afternoon
Copper John Green Nymph 10-14 Afternoon
Olive Sparkle Dun 10-14 Afternoon
Western Green Drake 10-14 Afternoon
Olive Haze 10-14 Afternoon

Green Drake

Poxyback Green Drake Nymph 10 Afternoon
Olive Hare's Ear Nymph 10-12 Afternoon
Hunchback Green Drake Nymph 10-12 Afternoon
Green Drake Wulff 10-12 Afternoon
Trina's Carnage Drake 10-12 Afternoon

Pale Morning Dun

Pheasant Tail Nymph 16-18 Aternoon
Trina's Bubbleback Nymph 16-18 Aternoon
Copper John Nymph 16-18 Aternoon
Parachute PMD 14-16 Aternoon
Para Wulff PMD 14-16 Aternoon
High Vis Para PMD 14-16 Aternoon

Pale Evening Dun

Copper John Nymph 12-14 Evening
Hare's Ear Nymph 12-14 Evening
Pheasant Tail Nymph 12-14 Evening
Parachute Adams 12-14 Evening
Parachute PMD 12-14 Evening
Lite Cahill 12-14 Evening

Mahogany Dun

Copper John Nymph 14 Afternoon
Hare's Ear Nymph 14 Afternoon
Pheasant Tail Nymph 14 Afternoon
Compara Dun 14 Afternoon
Compara Dun Purple 14 Afternoon
Parachute Pheasant Tail 14 Afternoon

March Brown

Pheasant Tail Nymph 12-14 Afternoon
Hare's Ear Nymph 12-14 Afternoon
Copper John Nymph 12-14 Afternoon
Purple Haze 12-14 Afternoon
Cripple 12-14 Afternoon
Parachute Adams 12-14 Afternoon

October Caddis

Anderson Bird of Prey (Pupa) 8-10 Afternoon
Super Pupa Amber 8-10 Afternoon
Stimulator Orange 8-10 Afternoon
Elk Hair Caddis Orange 8-10 Afternoon

Cased Caddis

Sparkle Pupa 14-20 Evening
Peeking Caddis (Pupa) 14-20 Evening
Silvey's Beadhead Pupa 14-20 Evening
X-Caddis 14-20 Evening
Outrigger Caddis 14-20 Evening
Elk Hair Caddis 14-20 Evening

Net-builder Caddis

Hair's Ear (Larva) 12-16 Morning /
Evening
Dubbed Caddis (Larva) 12-16 Morning /
Evening
Serendipy (Larva) 12-16 Morning /
Evening
Deep Sparkle Pupa 12-16 Morning /
Evening
Silvey's Beadhead Pupa 12-16 Morning /
Evening
Edible Emerger (Pupa) 12-16 Morning /
Evening
Elk Hair Caddis 12-16 Morning /
Evening
Swisher's Dancing Caddis 12-16 Evening
PT Caddis 12-16 Evening

Rock Worm Caddis

Serendipity (Larva) 14-16 Morning /
Evening
Caddis Larva 14-16 Morning /
Evening
Brassie (Larva) 14-16 Morning /
Evening
Silvey's Beadhead Pupa 14-16 Morning /
Evening
Edible Emerger (Pupa) 14-16 Afternoon /
Evening
Sparkle Pupa 14-16 Afternoon /
Evening
Elk Hair Caddis 14-16 Afternoon /
Evening
X-Caddis 14-16 Afternoon /
Evening
Outrigger Caddis 14-16 Afternoon /
Evening

Salmonfly

Lex's Improved RL Stone Black (Nymph) 4-6 Morning /
Afternoon
Tung Trout Retriever Black (Nymph) 4-6 Morning /
Afternoon
Kauffman's Stone Black (Nymph) 4-6 Morning /
Afternoon
Rouge Foam Orange 4-6 Afternoon /
Evening
Stimulator Orange 4-6 Afternoon /
Evening
Clark's Stonefly 6 Afternoon /
Evening

Golden Stonefly

Lex's Improved RL Stonefly (Nymph) 6-10 Morning /
Afternoon
Rubber Legs Golden (Nymph) 6-10 Morning /
Afternoon
Kauffman's Stonefly (Nymph) 6-10 Morning /
Afternoon
Golden (Nymph) 6-10 Morning /
Afternoon
Norm Wood's Special 6-8 Afternoon /
Evening
Chubby Chernobyl Golden 8-10 Afternoon /
Evening
Stimulator Golden 6-10 Afternoon /
Evening

Yellow Sally Stonefly

Kyle's Little Yellow Sally (Nymph) 12-14 Afternoon /
Evening
Pyscho Prince (Nymph) 12-14 Afternoon /
Evening
Little Yellow Solan (Nymph) 12-14 Afternoon /
Evening
Slow Water Sally 14 Afternoon /
Evening
Yellow Stimulaor 12-14 Afternoon /
Evening
Trina's Para Sally 12-14 Afternoon /
Evening

Winter Black Stonefly

Prince Nymph 14-16 Afternoon
Dark Lord (Nymph) 14-16 Afternoon
Trina's Copper Micro Stone Black (Nymph) 14-16 Afternoon
Black Parachute 14-16 Afternoon
Stimulator Black 14-16 Afternoon
Elk Hair Caddis Black 14-16 Afternoon

Skwalla Stonefly

Speckled Girdle Bug Brown (Nymph) 8-10 Afternoon
Kauffman's Stone Brown (Nymph) 8-10 Afternoon
Biot Stone Brown (Nymph) 8-10 Afternoon
Stimulator Brown 8-10 Afternoon
Bullethead Skwalla 8-10 Afternoon
Trin'a Carnage Stone Skwalla 8-10 Afternoon

Cranefly

Silvey's Cranefly Larva 14 Afternoon
Serendipity (Larva) 14 Afternoon
Cranefly Larva 12 Afternoon
Idyl's Parachute Cranefly 12-14 Afternoon
Silvey's Cranefit 16 Afternoon
Parachute PMD 12-14 Afternoon

Midge

Tung Zebra Midge (Pupa) 18-22 All Day
Serendipity (Pupa) 18-22 All Day
Rainbow Warrior (Pupa) 18-22 All Day
Griffith's Gnat 18-22 All Day
Renegade 18-22 All Day
Winker's Midge 18-22 All Day

River Levels

Lower Deschutes

 

LocationGraphsStageFlowTime
Deschutes/Madras7 day30 day120 Day3.0545308:00 pm
Deschutes/Moody7 day30 day120 Day3.1960907:45 pm
Shitike Creek/Warm Springs7 day30 day120 Day4.551347:45 pm
Warm Springs/Kahneeta7 day30 day120 Day2.126017:45 pm

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