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Deschutes River, Oregon - Fishing Report - October 21, 2020
The discharges and stream levels are still near normal levels in the upper sections and
still near normal in the lower river. We are still getting good reports from customers.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:  
(Click the box below for more detailed weather information).

Recommended Trout Flies:
Upper Deschutes:
686 cfs
Level: 2.60 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 52
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Culver
Lower Deschutes:
3880 cfs
Level: 2.79 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 53
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Madras
Blue-winged Olives, size 18 and 16, nymphs, emergers, duns, spinners
Pale Evening Duns, size 14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Brown Sculpin, White Belly Sculpin and articulated streamers, size 6
Mahogany duns, size 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Little Yellow stoneflies, size 14/16, nymphs and adults
Spotted Sedge caddis, 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
October caddis, size 6, pupa and adults
Black Carpenter Ants, size 16/18
Japanese Beetles, size 14/16
Sandwich Hoppers, Green, Brown, size 6/8/10/12
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Remember, there is a big difference in the lower and upper rivers as far as hatch times
are concerned.
Brown sculpin and White Belly Sculpin are two of the very best flies to use during the
entire year. Articulated streamers work good.
Various species of Blue-winged olives will hatch mostly on cloudy days.
October caddis are hatching.
Spotted Sedge Caddis
Mahogany duns are hatching.
LIttle Yellow Stoneflies are hatching.
Japanese beetles are working. Carpenter ants are working.
Sandwich hoppers are working.
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $50 are shipped via
Priority Mail.  
Recommended Steelhead/Salmon Flies:
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Fly Fishing Dechutes River,
A description of the Deschutes
River, Guide to fly fishing the
Deschutes River, Deschutes River
fishing seasons, and much more
Steelhead are being caught in the lower river in good numbers.