Deschutes River, Upper

River Levels

GAGE
TIME
FT/CFS
℉/Turb
GRAPHS
Deschutes
Crane Prairie
N/A
5.60/304
7 30 year
Deschutes
Wickiup
N/A
1.89/96
7 30 year
Deschutes
above Benham
N/A
2.44/638
7 30 year
Deschutes
below Bend
N/A
3.12/589
7 30 year

 

Major Hatches for November

Importance by half-month
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

Hatches are matched from Westfly's database of "standard" fly patterns.


Nymph

Size 16-20 Pheasant Tail, Hares Ear. Brown, brown-olive

Moderate runs, just below riffles: indicator, tight line, rising nymph

Emerger

Size 16-20 Sprout Midge, Film Critic, Hackle Stacker. Olive-brown body, gray wing

Flats, runs, backeddies: standard dry fly

Dun

Size 16-20 Sparkle Dun, Comparadun, Hairwing Dun. Olive-brown body, gray wing

Flats, runs, backeddies: standard dry fly

Adult

Size 2-8 Muddler, Woolly Bugger, Clouser Minnow, Possie Bugger. Browns, olives, silver, greens

Lakes; rivers over gravel and cobble, undercut banks: count-down-and-retrieve, slow retrieve, wind drift, deep swing

 

November Tips

Trout


► This stretch holds resident brown trout below Benham Falls, and they can whack a streamer pattern that is presented in the pools and alongside the river bank where the water is over two feet deep.

► When fishing a streamer, try matching your fly to the sky color: dark patterns on dark days, lighter patterns on bright days.

General


► The river is closed from Little Lava Lake to Benham Falls.

► There is good public access near Terrebonne.

► Irrigation season should be over, and that means more water in the river than there was during summer.

 

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Weather

La Pine

 

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

 

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