Middle Deschutes River Report

Lower Deschutes River - Maupin, OR

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Orvis

by Orvis Company

rrigation has started! Flows have changed in many areas. It pays to check before you go. BWO's midday, midges and dark streamers are all viable options this time of year. Sub surface is the way to play. Stripping small streamers can be a fun way to target browns in this stretch.

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:Deep Canyon Outfitters

Water flow: Benham: 1090 CFS Bend: 70 CFS

Visibility: 26 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 45 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: mornings, afternoons.

Best stretch: Tetherow Crossing to Lake Billy Chinook

Best access point: Steelhead Falls, Lower Bridge, Tetherow Crossing

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

BWO, Midge.

Fish species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout

Fishing season: Open all year

Nearest airport: Roberts Field Airport (RDM), Redmond, Oregon

Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader

Recommended fly fishing tippet: 3X Tippet

Best fly fishing rod: 9' 5 Weight Fly Rod

Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line

Best sinking fly line: Bank Shot Sink Tip Fly Line

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