Fishing Has Been Good

Deschutes River - Maupin, OR

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by Fly and Field Outfitters

Fishing on the Lower Deschutes has been good. This heat wave brought insanely high temperatures into the canyon. From Sherars Falls down to the mouth, all angling for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and trout is prohibited from 2pm until an hour before sunrise. Check for other emergency regulations at It’s hard to say for sure, but the hatches have probably moved towards being really early or really late. Expect caddis and pale morning duns to be the main hatches. Caddis are especially productive. Fish love to feed on caddis pupae and emerging PMD nymphs. Pupa patterns are best in the 14 - 18 size range, some may get up to size 12. For your mayfly nymphs, 14 - 18 is productive as well. Split back PMDs can be really killer during a hatch. Never forget stonefly nymphs. A hungry redside has a really hard time passing up a well presented jimmy legs. It’s really hot down there, make sure you know how to keep yourself and the fish safe during extreme heat.

Recommended Dries: Hackle Stacker PMD #14-18, Parachute PMD #14-18, Hackle Stacker Baetis #16-20, Parachute Baetis #16-20, Black or Tan Elk Hair Caddis #12-18, X-Caddis #12-18

Recommended Nymphs: Jimmy Legs #8 Black or Brown, Jigged Hares Ear #14-16, Jigged Pheasant Tail #14-16, Psycho Prince #14-16, Duracell Jig #14-18,  Copper John #14-18, Olive or Tan Sparkle Pupa #16-18, Nitro Caddis Pupa #16-18

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for Friday, July 2nd

East Lake: East lake is Fishing Decent
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Twin Lake South: Consistent fishing can be found at the Twin Lakes
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for Friday, June 25th

Fall River: Fishing at The Fall River Has Been Really Good, Despite the Crowds
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Metolius River: The Metolius Has Been Consistent