The Fall River has been fishing great

Fall River - La Pine, OR (Deschutes County)

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by Fly and Field Outfitters

The Fall River has been fishing great. We’ve had some killer days guiding out there and with ODFW stocking 1000 more trophy fish during the first week of May, fishing will be really productive. The March brown hatch is starting to taper off, but there are still large blue winged olive and pale morning duns hatches. Caddis hatches will be prevalent during warmer days. If you see fishing rising but can’t see what they’re eating try fishing a midge pattern. Drifting a midge through the surface film can be a killer tactic. Streamers can be unbelievably effective, especially after a stocking. As always, remember to spread out. There are plenty of fish spread out though the river and the further you get from the access points the better your chances are. The fishing will likely be really great over this next week. I’d expect some awesome hatches to pop off during the upcoming cool and cloudy days.

Suggested Dries: March Brown #12-14, Purple Haze #16-20, Sparkle Dun BWO #16-20, Hackle Stacker BWO #16-20, Olive Haze #16-18, Tilt Wing BWO #16-18, Parachute Adams #16-20

Suggested Nymphs: Black or Red Zebra Midge #18-22, Black or Red Winkers Midge #18-22, Black or Olive Tailwater Tiny #18-22, Black or Red Rainbow Warrior #18-20, Olive Micro May #18-20, FB Pheasant Tail #16-20, Olive or HE Anato-May #16-20

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Fly and Field Outfitters Reports
for Friday, April 30th

Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie is fishing well
South Twin Lake: There has been decent activity at South Twin
Lower Deschutes River: Fishing the Lower has been extremely productive
Metolius River: Fishing has been great at the Metolius
Crooked River: The fishing has been consistent on the Crooked River