Middle Deschutes River has poor fishing 08-22-07

Deschutes River - Maupin, OR

by The Fly Fishers Place

Be on the look out for Rattlers down there, they are active rignt now.?? 93% of the Deschutes flow between Bend and Lake Billy Chinook is diverted for irrigation -- 93%!!?? That being said, daytime stream temps in the summer kills fish.?? Fighting??fish mid-day can definitely kill them no matter how careful you are catching and releasing.?? That being said, if you really want to fish the Middle D, please go for the last hour or two before dark-- that gives the fish all night to recover.?? Unfotunately, this strech is beginning to get loved to death.?? Just a few years ago, the Middle D was a quite spot, now it is rare to have it to yourself so be prepared to see alot more people than your used to.

DRIES: Purple Haze, Light Cahill, Renegade, Elk Hair Caddis NYMPHS: Prince, Green Rock Worm, soft hackles

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Metolius River: Metolius River has great fishing
Deschutes River- Lower: Lower Deschutes River has great fishing
McKenzie River: McKenzie River has good fishing
Fall River: Fall River has good fishing
: South Santiam River has good fishing
North Umpqua River: North Umpqua River Fish Report 08-15-07
Deschutes River- Upper: Upper Deschutes river has great fishing
Crooked River: Crooked River has fair fishing