Good Bet For Fishing in February

Lower Deschutes River - Maupin, OR

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fisher's Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

The Lower Deschutes is open down in the Maupin area and is a good bet for fishing in February. Look for afternoon hatches of Baetis. Nymph fishing is certainly going to pay the best dividends with big Stone Nymphs, Perdigons, Jigs, PT’s, Squirmy Worms, Zebra Midges and Frenchies.

I would recommend the area anywhere from Locked Gate to Mack’s Canyon and that is a lot of water to spread out in. There are also some great floats to be had if you want to get the drift boat wet! (don’t forget to buy a boaters pass).

More Reports

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Thursday, February 4th

Metolius River: On The Metolius, The Trend is Very Good
Fall River: Fall River is On and Off
Crooked River: Crooked River is Running a Consistent 50 CFS
Deschutes River: The Middle Deschutes is About Ready to Pop for the 1st Good Hatch of The Year

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
Lower Deschutes River: Euro Nymphing Has Been Picking up
Lake Billy Chinook: Lake Billy Chinook Report
Prinevile Reservoir: Prineville Reservoir Report