Deschutes River- Lower Fish Report for 8-4-2022
Emergency steelhead angling and retention closures on the Deschutes River have been extended
Deschutes River- Lower - Maupin, OR
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Emergency steelhead angling and retention closures on the Deschutes River have been extended into 2022. Be sure to check the regulation updates before heading to the river.
Trout fishing has been consistent on the lower Deschutes. Trout anglers have had the most success nymphing. Hot weather in the forecast this week might increase caddis on the river.
Steelhead fishing is currently closed on the Deschutes, but the steelhead fishery will reopen on Aug. 15. Salmon fishing on the lower river is currently closed as well, except for at Sherars Falls, where salmon fishing opened Aug. 1 under permanent rule. Salmon fishing on the entire lower Deschutes will re-open concurrently with the steelhead fishery on Aug 15.
The Miller Road/Dodge fire is burning near Maupin. Access to the Deschutes is still open but Maupin and surrounding areas are at a “Be Ready” evacuation level.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, August 4th, 2022
Crooked River: The Crooked River is flowing at 181 cfs below Bowman Dam
Davis Lake: The water level remains extremely low
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022
Crane Prairie Reservoir: After a slow start, anglers are reporting that fishing is improving at Crane Prairie
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