Upper Deschutes Update 7/18/18

The Upper Deschutes has continued to fish well, with the upper stretches (Little Lava to Crane Prairie) providing excellent opportunity to escape the heat with surface action from hungry, aggressive Brookies and Rainbows. Stimulator and attractor patterns are the best way to coax these fish to the surface through most of the day. Should they …

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Upper Deschutes Update 6/27/18

The Upper Deschutes has been fishing well, particularly in the upper sections between Little Lava and Crane Prairie. The dry fly fishing has been very consistent in this section of river, with terrestrials, Mayflies, and stimulators producing good numbers of small, aggressive Rainbows and Brookies. Dries are also finding larger fish in the deep, slow …

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Upper Deschutes Update 6/20/18

The Upper Deschutes has continued to fish well, and we are seeing good numbers of fish both above and below Crane Prairie. There are nice Brookies and Rainbows to be found above, and a decent number of Browns and Rainbows below. Dry flies have been productive in the upper stretches of the upper river, with …

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Upper Deschutes Update 6/13/18

The Upper Deschutes has continued to fish well, and should remain steady with warmer weather in the forecast. It is a great time to target aggressive fish with stimulators and terrestrials, nymphing is the best method to find fish in deeper pools or along cutbanks. Water both above and below Crane has been producing some …

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Upper Deschutes Opener

Upper Deschutes: The Upper Deschutes is open for the season and fishing well! A variety of tactics have been producing fish that haven’t seen flies for several months now, and the upper provides a great opportunity to add variety to the waters we’ve been fishing in recent weeks. With plenty of access from Little Lava …

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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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Upper Deschutes Update 7/1

Fishing is definitely getting better on the Upper Deschutes. After a rough spring, we are happy to be up there getting into more fish. With lake water temps rising, fish are starting to push back into the river. So, fish are not as scarce as they were earlier this year. Still a strong nymph game …

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