Upper Deschutes fishing is good.

Deschutes River - Maupin, OR

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by Fly and Field Outfitters

Upper Deschutes fishing is good. The brookies should begin to move into the system for spawning very soon. Rainbows may also be in the stream to get a break from the warm water in Crane Prairie. I’d expect any of the overcast days this week to have good surface action. Pale morning duns, caddis, and terrestrials are the main players. Blue wing olives could pop during or after a storm. Nymphing will be good with the typical smaller mayfly patterns, midges, and caddis pupa, these patterns are almost always effective up there. Those brookies can be fairly aggressive, dead drifted, or stripped streamers could produce right now. Typically we don’t get many thunderstorms until mid or late August, let’s hope that precipitation continues to visit the region. If we’re lucky fall may come sooner than normal. 


Suggested Dries: X-Stimulator #12, Black or Tan Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, Black or Tan Foam Caddis #14-18, Purple Haze #14-18, Tilt Wing PMD #14-18, Parachute PMD #14-18, Black Stimulator #14-16, Parachute Adams #14-18, CDC Flying Ant #14-16, Black or Cinnamon Foam Ant #14-16, Hackle Stacker Baetis #16-20, Parachute Baetis #16-20.

Suggested Nymphs: Red, Black or Green Copper John #14-18, Red or Black Lightning Bug #14-18, Red or Black Two Bit Hooker #16-20, Guide’s Choice Hare’s Ear #14-18, FB Pheasant Tail #14-18, Juju Baetis #18 - 20, Split Back PMD #18, Micro Mayfly #16-20, Pearl or Red Rainbow Warrior #16-20.

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Fly and Field Outfitters Reports
for Friday, July 30th

Crane Prairie Reservoir: Fishing at Crane Prairie has been decent
East Lake: Boats No Longer Allowed In At East lake
Fall River: Fall River fishing has been good
Twin Lake South: The Twin Lakes have been fishing fairly well.
Deschutes River- Lower: The Lower Deschutes has been fishing well