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Central & Eastern Oregon fishing report

Central & Eastern – Keep those Blue Winged Olive patterns handy for redsides on the lower Deschutes; that’ll be a primary pattern for at lease the next couple of weeks’ Pale Morning (and Evening) Duns will come into play but perhaps of most importance to fly fishers on the D, watch for Stoneflies and Salmonflies.…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing

Weather forecasts for Bend and the Deschutes River are extremely appealing for the coming weekend. Just check the regulations to be certain the stretch you’d like to fish is actually open. Speaking if Salmonflies (OK, you were thinking it), having sold over 600 passes a day in the Warm Springs to the Locked Gate (Segment…

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Central & Eastern Oregon

Deschutes Salmonflies usually hatch about a month after those on the McKenzie. With the first Big Bug on Mac already documented, could the Deschutes hatch be worthwhile in April rather than May? We’ll do our best to make that determination and let readers know. High-altitude lakes around Mt. Hood lake have been productive recently. Without…

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Central and Eastern Oregon

Fishing for redsides has been fair to good on the Deschutes with Blue-Winged Olives and Cased Caddis hatching. Midges will appear towards evenings. Expect to see Spring Stoneflies in a couple of weeks with March Browns following. Stoneflies will be in high gear come Memorial Day.  Fisheries managers have announced that the popular spring Chinook…

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Fly Fishing is Expected to be Good

Central & Eastern – Blue Winged Olives will remain the predominant pattern for redsides on the clear waters of the lower Deschutes. As this is a mid-day/early afternoon hatch, try standard nymph patterns (Hare’s Ear, Prince, and Pheasant Tail) or egg imitations otherwise. Fishing is expected to be fair. Fly anglers are occasionally hooking late…

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Try around Maupin about mid-day

Central & Eastern – Trout anglers on the lower Deschutes can sometimes do alright with redsides over the winter months. Try around Maupin with mid-day holding the best chance for a hookup. This time of year, the most action will generally occur late morning through early afternoon. Crooked River is at good level and flow…

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Trolling for Kokanee

Central and Eastern Oregon – Hatches of caddis and Blue-Winged-Olives are occurring on the Metolius but trout haven’t been responding to them. Bug activity has been heavy one day, light the next. Fishing has been slow to fair. Crescent Lake is producing Mackinaw trout for trollers using downriggers. These fish can often be spotted on…

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Steelhead on the lower Deschutes now not worth the trouble

Central and Eastern Oregon – If one can find any summer steelhead on the lower Deschutes now, they’re not worth the trouble. Winters will start to show in fishable numbers in July with better fishing in the following months. A few caddis and Blue-Winged-Olive are hatching afternoons on the Metolius bit trout don’t seem too…

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Blue-Winged-Olives hatching around mid-day

Central and Eastern Oregon – Most of the summer steelhead on the lower Deschutes have moved into tributaries to spawn. Redside fishing is fair to good with Blue-Winged-Olives hatching around mid-day although nymphs fished near the bottom will be effective anytime. Expect Caddis to be hatching around the middle of February. Can spring be far…

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Billy Chinook produced a couple of kokanee limits

Central & Eastern – Water levels have been high on the Deschutes this week with warm weather triggering snowmelt. This situation has stalled fishing efforts until conditions improve. A few fly anglers have ventured to the Fall River, a decent winter trout destination only a few years ago. Something has happened, however, for just as…

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Some action in Eastern Oregon

Central and Eastern Oregon – Results for redsides on the lower Deschutes has been fair to good recently while fishing for summer steelhead has been dismal. Why not concentrate efforts where there’s likely to be some action, then? Trout are responding to Blue-Winged Olive and Caddis patterns with an October Caddis Pupa a good bet…

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Look for Blue-Winged-Olives to Hatch Sooon

Central and Eastern Oregon – Trout fishing has been fair to good on the lower Deschutes this week. Look for Blue-Winged-Olives to hatch anytime rain starts to fall. Fly fishers have had steelhead grab their offerings with one angler landing (and releasing) a large native on Tuesday this week. Limits of kokanee have been taken…

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Steel head mostly a miss

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″] Central and Eastern Oregon – While the Deschutes was not spared a generous wallop of precipitation during storms  over the past week, it is settling down although enduring a bit of roller coaster  action as it settles down. Steelheading has been mostly a miss in this mess although redsides have been responding as…

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Green Peter fishing slow

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”194,72″] Central and Eastern Oregon – Steelheading on the Deschutes is scratch fishing at this time of year but if you can hook into one, chances are it’ll be big. There are some B-run fish in the river now. While there are fish upstream from the mouth, the better percentages are in the stretch…

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