Deschutes River, Upper

River Levels

GAGE TIME FT/CFS ℉/TB GRAPHS
Deschutes
Crane Prairie
8 pm 5.91/444 7 30 year
Deschutes
Wickiup
8 pm 4.70/1210 7 30 year
Deschutes
above Benham
9 pm 5.27/2010 7 30 year
Deschutes
below Bend
9 pm 1.74/117 7 30 year

 

What to Expect in May

HATCH NYM/
LAR
PUPA/
EMER
DUN/
ADLT
EGG-
LAY
March brown
Grannom
Green caddis
Midge
Baitfish

Hatches divided by half-month.
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

 

There is still some fishing available in the section between Bend and Lake Billy Chinook. Early in the month you can find a few stragglers from the March brown hatch, as well as some blue-winged olives (both size 18 and 22; trout can be picky about the size).

Late afternoon and evening look for hatches of green caddis and grannom caddis. Larva patterns such as a Sparkle Larva will work subsurface. Use a size 12-14 tan Elk Hair Caddis , X Caddis , or Casanova Caddis on the surface.

There are many rainbow fry in the river, and brown trout gobble them up. A fry pattern can be effective.

For more information on May fishing, see the Rivers section of the General Oregon Report

What to expect in 

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NOAA, Accuweather, Weather Channel
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Other Info Sources

Confluence Fly Shop 541-678-5351

Fin and Fire 541/548-1503

Fly and Field Outfitters 541-318-1616

The Fly Fisher's Place 541-549-3474

The Hook 541-593-2358

The Patient Angler 541-389-6208