Deschutes River, Upper

River Levels

GAGE
TIME
FT/CFS
℉/Turb
GRAPHS
Deschutes
Crane Prairie
2 pm
5.56/203
7 30 year
Deschutes
Wickiup
2 pm
2.01/101
7 30 year
Deschutes
above Benham
3 pm
2.44/638
7 30 year
Deschutes
below Bend
3 pm
3.06/577
7 30 year

 

Recent Reports

10/11:

The Upper Deschutes between Little Lava Lake and Benham Falls is closed as of October 1. The Middle Deschutes is still worth fishing with standard flies such as size 16-18 Purple Hazes, Pheasant Tails, and Sparkle Pupas.

09/28:

The Upper Deschutes between Little Lava Lake and Benham Falls will be closed as of October 1. The Middle Deschutes is putting out trout for anglers casting standard patterns such as size 16-18 Purple Hazes, Pheasant Tails, and Sparkle Pupas, says Dorian at Fin and Fire.

 

Major Hatches for October

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

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.

 

October Tips

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.

 

Other Months

What to expect in 

 

 

Other Rivers or Lakes

 

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Weather

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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

 

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