Running a little off color and high this week during the rapid snow melt

Deschutes River- Lower - Maupin, OR


by The Fly Fishers Place
1-7-2022
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The Maupin area of the Lower Deschutes is running a little off color and high this week during the rapid snow melt. It is getting colder tonight and that ought to clear it up quickly. Upstream of Maupin around Harpham, Nena, Locked Gate can offer good fishing in January, and better in February. Keep it in mind and bring your Euro Rod and fish it well.
I had a VERY interesting exchange with a customer and reader of these reports I wanted to share, because what he said blew my mind. He was fishing Olive Matuka Streamers in the eddies down there, and catching fish. I love that and appreciate so much how this blog is about sharing and learning. And, I really want to try that Matuka now.




More Reports

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Friday, January 7th

Metolius River: Bull Trout fishing has been good on big streamers
Fall River: Leeches have been working very well on the Fall River
Crooked River: Crooked is kind of slow
Deschutes River: Running too cold and the trout are off the bite

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Friday, December 24th, 2021

Metolius River: Bull Trout fishing has been good
Fall River: The Fall River is also fishing pretty well
Crooked River: Running at 50 cfs
Deschutes River- Lower: Lower Deschutes Update
Fall River: Fall River has provided some consistent winter fishing