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Lower Deschutes

Share: Opening weekend has finally arrived for trout fishing after a brutal winter in Central Oregon. As many anglers put away their rods for the winter it’s time to fish…

Share:Even as we slide into the shortest days of the year, the Deschutes from Warm Springs to Trout Creek remains open and fishing good. On a recent trip down there…

Share:The last couple weeks saw the jump in flows we’ve been waiting for on the Lower D. This is when the good stuff really starts, especially on the upper stretches….

Share:The Lower Deshutes has been fishing well into the early days of fall from Warm Springs all the way down to Maupin. Guides and clients alike have been seeing some…

Share:It’s about that time of year on the Lower Deshutes when some of the spools of 6x and #22 flies are put aside and replaced with a much more comfortable…

Share:Spent the days prior to Labor Day (Thursday to Sunday) down on the Lower D from Nena to Beavertail. Overall the fishing was crazy good with each spot we landed…

Share:Good news!! Fishing has been pretty productive considering we have been in the 90’s all week.  We have mostly been focusing on the day stretch between Warm Springs and Trout…

Share:It’s just that time of the year, and everyone’s favorite fish are finally spilling into the river systems. If you’re wondering whether or not it’s a good time to start…

Share: As we ease into the proper “Dog Days” of the season, the Lower Deschutes has been fishing really good. I’ve been down there more days than not and can…

Share: As we ease into the Dog Days of summer, The Lower Deschutes River takes on new complexities and challenges. One warm days we do see a fair amount of…

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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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