Upper Deschutes Update 6/10/19

The Upper D is fishing well, especially in the upper stretches where the water is cooler and small. There are plenty of small-mid sized fish that will aggressively take a terrestrial or attractor pattern throughout the day. Fishing a dry dropper with a Mayfly nymph in the #14-18 range will maximize chances of finding fish …

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Upper Deschutes Update 5/29/19

It’s as good a time as any to be fishing the Upper Deschutes. We’ve been having good days on all portions of the upper river, primarily fishing subsurface with nymph rigs and small streamers. A variety of Mayfly and Caddis nymphs have been producing, as well as egg patterns as the Rainbows finish their spawn. …

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2019 Upper Deschutes Opener

We’re just past the opener for the Upper Deschutes and everyone’s excited about the multitude of angling options now available throughout Central Oregon. There will be lots of anglers heading to the upper stretches of the Deschutes in the coming weeks to try and capitalize on the lack of pressure the fishery sees during the …

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Upper Deschutes Update 8/23/18

Summer is passing quickly, and opportunities to fish the Upper Deschutes will be gone before we know it. For anyone looking to target aggressive Rainbows and Brookies with dries, or wanting to fish around heavy structure in search of larger elusive fish with small streamers or a light nymph rig the Upper D is the …

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Upper Deschutes Update 8/17/18

The Upper Deschutes continues to provide excellent opportunity for throwing dries to aggressive trout. The stretch between Little Lava and Crane is the most productive area to focus on as we continue to see high water temperatures on some of the lower stretches. There is no need to hit the water too early, as insect …

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Upper Deschutes Update 8/8/18

We’ve continued to see solid fishing on the Upper Deschutes, and not much has changed as far as the productive areas or methods for targeting the aggressive Rainbows and Brookies of the upper river. Throwing attractor dry patterns with a light rod will provide exciting action through the day, and is a great way to …

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Upper Deschutes Update 8/1/18

With high water temperatures below Crane Prairie, the best option for those looking to fish the Upper D will be the section between Little Lava and Crane. Warm summer days mean there is plenty of terrestrial activity to provide dry fly action throughout the day. Fishing a small ant or stimulator pattern will certainly coax …

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