East Lake Update

The fishing at East Lake has been great! The weather is nice, the smoke is there, and so are the crowds. At least over the holiday weekend, they were. There have been several nice callibaetis hatches come off through the day. The morning hatch coming off as early as 8am and last for about an …

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East Lake:

With the resort closed, a road condition report was hard to gather. East Lake is open year round but access may be limited. Check through odot for current road reports. In the early season expect to see productive action with streamers along the east side of the lake, just south of the day use boat …

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Fall River Update

The Fall River is still chocked full of fish throughout the main drop zones. The fishing is great throughout the day, especially in the mornings. There is a decent PMD hatch that has been coming off mid-morning, each day. The hatch has been getting a bit weaker but fishing dries in the morning can be …

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Cascade Lakes' Trout

Wickiup Reservoir:

Wickiup opens tomorrow! The roads are free of snow the boat ramps are accessible and the ice is gone! Early season fishing around Wickiup should be best in areas of shallower water where temperatures can heat up a bit faster promoting more aquatic life. Wickiup is renowned for the big browns more than whiling to …

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Crooked River:

The Crooked River has had a rough couple months with very high fluctuating water levels that haven’t receded for some time. With around 1400 CFS coming out of Bowman Dam, I would imagine the fishing to still be very tough, and until the water recedes I don’t image a huge improvement. For those adventurous enough …

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Fall river:

The Fall River seems to be fishing fairly consistently again around the tubes and hatchery, with sporadic planting, fish are around. Most of the action subsurface will be on small midge patters between 18-22. Other flies to try are Rainbow Warriors and Pheasant Tails, all between that 18-22 size. For the surface, try throwing Griffiths …

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Metolius River

Oh, the mighty Metolius. As everyone knows, if you have ever been to this river, whether for fishing or just recreation, the Met has something magical about it. The beautiful aqua blue water is captivating in and among its self and just walking the banks is an escape. Although fishing at times can be tough, …

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Upper Deschutes:

The Upper Deschutes is the portion of river that stretches from Benham Falls upstream to Little Lava Lake and this portion of river remains closed until may 22. As we approach the opening date, information will be added for what to expect.

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