The Fall River is Fishing Super Well

Fall River - La Pine, OR (Deschutes County)

by Fly and Field Outfitters

The Fall River is fishing super well. We’ve seen great days out there, with many more just around the corner. Cooler weather this week means more blue wing olives and maybe some decent pale morning dun hatches. Expect less caddis for the time being, but the pupa will still be in the drift. Green drakes hatch in small numbers this time of year. Be prepared with some green drake duns and emergers, Fall River fish on big bugs is an absolute blast. Your typical nymph patterns are always a good bet, midges and small mayfly nymphs. Since it’s spring and there are more bugs in the drift, try out larger flies like drake nymphs, stoneflies and pupa. You never know what the fish want to bite, especially on the Fall. Spread out and search for groups of fish that hang out in atypical places, they likely haven’t seen as many flies as the fish in popular spots. Layer up when you head out this week, it’ll be cool and wet out there but the fish will likely be much easier to fool due to the cloud cover. 


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

More Reports

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
Fall River: Fall River is fishing great
Lava Lake: Lava Lake is accessible and fishing pretty 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