Euro Nymphing Has Been Picking up

Lower Deschutes River - Maupin, OR

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by The Fly Fishers Place

The Lower Deschutes is open in the Maupin area and worthwhile fishing from Locked Gate to about the confluence with the White River.

Euro Nymphing has been picking up the majority of the fish I have heard of from my friends.

At this time, we recommend giving the steelhead a break and let them spawn. Besides not fishing steelhead flies and techniques, be extra cautious you’re not wading on redds.

Keep your eyes open for BWO hatches and rising trout in the eddies on warmer winter days.

What else? Well there are places to poke in and around out on the desert. Longhollow Ranch is open for year round fishing now. So if you need a lake fix, its open.

I’d be curious to hear if any of you have been on Haystack or Ochocco? They can be good in winter but more like in February and March than in January.

More Reports

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Saturday, January 9th

Metolius River: Metolius is Seeing Good Afternoon Hatches
Crooked River: Crooked River Report
Fall River: Nymphing is Good But the Fish are Educated
Deschutes River: The Middle Deschutes is Running High

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Metolius River: Winter is Great for Bull Trout and Streamer Action Remains Very Good.
Crooked River: Eggs have Been The Best
Fall River: The Fall Has Been Pretty Decent
Lower Deschutes River: Warm Springs Area Has Been Good for Trout and Steelhead
Deschutes River: Middle Deschutes is Running High and Cold