Fall River is fishing great

Fall River - La Pine, OR (Deschutes County)

by Fly and Field Outfitters

Fall River is fishing great. The fish are mainly being caught subsurface but as the weather warms up the fish will be more willing to eat on the surface. Blue wing olives are still a decent hatch. Pale morning duns are picking up and they’ll be around through the summer. Caddis hatches are sporadic, most are around size 16. Sometimes stoneflies around size 10 - 12 can entice a bite around this time of year. Dry fly hatches often heat up right as the sun ducks under a cloud, sometimes it’s worth it to be ready with a nymphing rod and a dry fly rod. Terrestrials are out and about, try out an ant or beetle pattern if you’re searching for a top water eat. As usual, the best nymphs are small midges or baetis patterns. Larger nymphs or caddis pupa can get an eat every now and then, especially if there’s a hatch of larger bugs. Streamers can be killer, especially around the newly stocked fish. The Fall is looking excellent, get out there and enjoy the big ol’bows.

Suggested Dries: Parachute PMD #16-18, Tilt Wing PMD #16-18, Hackle Stacker PMD #14-16, 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, May 14th

East Lake: Access to East lake is a bit tricky
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Fishing at Crane has been great
South Twin Lake: South and North Twin are both open
Lower Deschutes River: Now is the time for the Lower Deschutes
Metolius River: The Metolius River is great right now
Crooked River: The Crooked has been fishing very well

Fly and Field Outfitters Reports
for Friday, May 7th

Twin Lake South: South twin fishing has been pretty good
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Mixed reports for Crane
Lower Deschutes River: The Lower Deschutes has been an absolute blast
Metolius River: Metolius fishing has been great
Crooked River: The Crooked water levels are up to 247 CFS below the dam
Fall River: Fall river fishing is excellent