Deschutes River, Upper
|9 pm||5.48/293||7 30 year|
|9 pm||3.22/630||7 30 year|
|10 pm||4.42/1560||7 30 year|
|10 pm||2.12/201||7 30 year|
What to Expect in May
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
|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