Deschutes River, Upper
|0 am||5.49/282||7 30 year|
|0 am||3.22/630||7 30 year|
|1 am||4.39/1540||7 30 year|
|1 am||2.76/414||7 30 year|
What to Expect in April
|Small black stonefly|
Hatches divided by half-month.
Super Major Minor Slight None
The middle Deschutes (between Bend and Lake Billy Chinook) can have fluctuating flows in April, so check the river levels before heading over. After irrigation starts (around mid-April), draw-downs will make the river more fishable. However, warm weather can melt snow and add muddy flows to the river (e.g., Tumalo Creek).
Standard nymphs also work, and you may encounter blue-winged olive hatches. Between Benham Falls and Bend, a streamer is a good choice.
The area near Terrebonne has decent public access.
For more information on April fishing, see the Rivers section of the General Oregon Report
|NOAA, Accuweather, Weather Channel|
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