Middle Deschutes Fishing Report

Deschutes River - Maupin, OR

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

The Middle Deschutes is also seeing a great Stonefly Hatch from Steelhead Falls up toward Bend. Each day the hatch moves a bit upstream and it won’t be long before they are up to, and above Bend. 

Seems the March Browns are over until next spring. In their place are Pale Morning and Pale Evening Duns. PMD are #16 and range in color from Olive-Yellow to Suplhur Orange. They have 3 tails. Pale Evening Duns are usually a size 14, but can be as large as a 12 (easy) and have 2 tails and often have greyish blue eyes. The body color can range from Yellow to Tan. 

There are areas of the Middle River the Caddis hatch in the evening can be/will be outstanding. We usually prefer an X Caddis on this stretch, and run a Tan 14-16 and Olive 16. 

Purple Haze, Renegades, Stimulators and Float & Fools are excellent attractors. We love Middle River fish because they are so willing to eat an attractor. 

Tons of nymphing opportunities. But with that much dry fly action, you might not need to go down after them.

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