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Deschutes River, Oregon - Fishing Report - March 18, 2017
The stream levels are very high. The lower river is blown out. It is likely to remain in this
condition for a few more days. There is rain everyday in the forecast, and the warm
weather is melting lots of snow and ice. March Browns are hatching good and three
species of caddis. Skwala stoneflies are hatching.

Stream Conditions:













7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain everyday for the next week except
Sunday. Highs will range from
49 to 55 degrees and lows from 26 to 34 degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Upper Deschutes:
Rate:
1580 cfs
Level: 4.51 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 42
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Culver
Lower Deschutes:
Rate:
9010 cfs
Level: 4.53 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 44
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Madras
Blue-winged Olives, size 18 and 20, nymphs, emergers, duns, spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Skwala stoneflies, size 10, nymphs and adults
March Browns, size 12/14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Green Sedges, size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Spotted Sedges, size 14/16, pupa and adults
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva pupa and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Trout:
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.
Various species of Blue-winged olives will hatch mostly on cloudy days.
Skwala stoneflies should start hatching anytime.  
March Browns are starting to hatch.
Spotted Sedges are hatching.
Green Sedges (caddisflies) are hatching.
Midges are hatching.
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
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 (sales@perfectflystore.com)
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:
Steelhead/Salmon:
Fly Fishing Dechutes River,
Oregon
A description of the Deschutes River,
Guide to fly fishing the Deschutes
River, Deschutes River fishing
seasons, and much more
Summer steelhead are in the lower river and being caught.