SEASON FOR TOWN WATER!

Good reports are filtering for the Deschutes from Town up to Benham Falls. This is a stretch of the mighty “D” that gets little attention during the irrigation season because of the high flows that make wading her semi-suicidal! This time of year, though, she’s a lovely lass that will captivate and enthrall you. It …

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Town Water Report

First off, big shout out to Bend Casting Club, Trout Unlimited, ODFW, and volunteers for saving thousands of Wild fish stranded in the side channels of the Upper Deschutes at Lava Island Falls. This is due to the drop of water flows below Wickiup. Water flows are now at winter flows and fish are going …

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Upper Deschutes Report

In town Deschutes fishing is decent right now. The crazy float crowd and paddle board folks are minimized to few, leaving options more available for fishing throughout town. Evenings typically fish best and there should be some decent little hatches of caddis and pmd’s. We have so much access in town through parks, bridges, spillways, …

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Brookies on the Upper

More and more Brookies are entering the Upper Deschutes. The meadows below bridge 40 are getting more and more loaded with fish. Various little nymphs are producing a fish or two such as: the blue lightning bug, zebra midge, san juan worm, flash back pheasant tail, and copper john. Streamers are also a good bet …

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Upper Deschutes Report

Upper Deschutes offers anglers many options and different characteristics. Bows to browns to brookies, the upper is epic depending on the section you choose to fish. The Upper Deschutes will have caddis, black caddis, pmd’s, and a few drakes. Streamers will entice the big bad browns and aggressive brookies. Town water throughout town will keep …

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Upper Deschutes Report

The Upper Deschutes from Benham Falls downstream throughout town has been fishing well. A few salmonflies have been seen around the banks. Nymphing stonefly nymphs and small droppers continues to produce. Streamer fishing along the banks is also another great option. Salmonflies should continue to increase. The big bugs move fast on the Upper Deschutes …

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Upper Deschutes Report

    The Upper Deschutes is also higher than normal. Seems to be the story everywhere. Fishing close to the banks is your best bet. Nymphing big stones and bigger dropper nymphs surely would produce. Bigger prince and pheasant tail nymphs would be a great choice under a heavy stonefly nymph. Throwing streamers would be …

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