Upper Deschutes 07-01-2020

The flow from Little Lava is non-existent, but the section from Deschutes Bridge downstream is a good spot to hit up the upper stretches of the Deschutes. Dry droppers, caddis, and attractor patterns will be your best bet on the upper. Terrestrials as well with the hot weather rolling through will be an option as …

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Upper Deschutes Update 7/12/19

We’ve settled into the consistent fishing that the Upper Deschutes provides through the summer, and there will be good opportunity to find Brookies, Native Rainbows, and Whitefish until the upper reaches of the Deschutes close in September. The stretch of water between Little Lava and Crane Prairie offers consistent, cool flows through the summer, and …

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Upper Deschutes Update 6/28/19

The Upper Deschutes has continued to fish very well, and has certainly been helped out a little by the cool spring and early summer weather we’ve been having. Water temperatures have not warmed as quickly as they sometimes do, and while most stretches of the upper river are still at fishable temperatures we’ll likely see …

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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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