Fall River

What to Expect in March

HATCH NYM/
LAR
PUPA/
EMER
DUN/
ADLT
EGG-
LAY
Blue-winged olive
Small black stonefly
Midge

Hatches divided by half-month.
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

 

Blue-winged olives and midges continue to make appearances, with blue-winged olive hatches starting between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Little brown stoneflies are also present. Fishing will be best on overcast days, and especially when the air temperature is in the mid-40s and it's drizzling just a bit. But if bad days bring out the bugs, nice days bring out the anglers, and the river gets pretty busy when the sun shines. Mid-week crowds are smaller.

Sprout Midges or Griffiths Gnats work during midge hatches. Size 22-26 micro patterns are the best choices. For the blue-winged olives , try Sparkle Duns , Baetis Cripples , and Parachute Baetis in size 20-22. You'll probably need a 7X tippet and a downstream presentation for both midge and blue-winged olive hatches.

Caddis may start showing up in March. Have some cream-bodied X Caddis in size 14 or 16 in your fly box, and tan size 10-12 patterns.

Remember, the river is still closed below the falls.

For more information on March fishing, see the Rivers section of the General Oregon Report

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Other Info Sources

Confluence Fly Shop 541-678-5351

Fly and Field Outfitters 541-318-1616

The Fly Fisher's Place 541-549-3474

The Hook 541-593-2358

Sunriver Fly Shop 541-593-8814