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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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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