Deschutes River, Upper

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GAGE
TIME
FT/CFS
℉/Turb
GRAPHS
Deschutes
Crane Prairie
4 am
5.12/143
122.8
7 30 year
Deschutes
Wickiup
3 am
1.76/105
113.7
7 30 year
Deschutes
above Benham
4 am
2.11/525
108.7
7 30 year
Deschutes
below Bend
3 am
2.83/470
115.5
7 30 year
10/02:

Fishing is now closed between Little Lava Lake and Benham Falls.

Importance by half-month
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

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


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

► If you want big fish, cast a large streamer, such as a Morrish Sculpin, near the bank and retrieve it fast. This can generate massive strikes from big brown trout--if you're lucky. When casting streamers, focus on water near the bank and any place the river deepens and slows.

Trout


► Attractor dry flies, such as size 12-14 Royal Wulffs, can also be productive if there is no noticeable surface activity.

► Try a size 16 Parachute Adams if you see surface activity.

General


► The river is closed from Little Lava Lake to Wickiup Reservoir.
La Pine

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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