Water is low and easy to access and wade

Deschutes River - Maupin, OR

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by The Fly Fishers Place

The Middle Deschutes is my favorite April spot for rivers. March Browns are the primary hatch of importance, but expect PMD’s, Pale Evening Duns, Caddis and a mix of BWO’s depending on the exact spot and place you end up between Bend, Tumalo, Lower Bridge and Crooked River Ranch access points. Salmonfies are about 2 weeks away on the lower stretches of the Middle D. Great nymph fishing. Usual suspects we talk about, including Perdigons and Micro May’s. Water is low and easy to access and wade.

More Reports

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Thursday, April 22nd

Crane Prairie Reservoir: Docks Are in At The Resort Side Launch
Wickiup Reservoir: Water Levels Are Low
Hosmer Lake: Still Snowed In
East Lake: Good Amount of Snow Still
Crooked River: Fishing well and is one of the best opportunities now

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Saturday, April 10th

Crooked River: Is At A Nice Level
Fall River: Fall River is Fishing Well
Deschutes River: Middle Deschutes Has Dropped and is At A Great Level
Lower Deschutes River: Lower Deschutes is Still Closed Another 11 Days
South Twin Lake: Fishing Hasn't Picked Up Yet
Haystack Reservoir: Continues to Be A Hot Bet For Wading Anglers