Oregon's Fall River
Copyright 2016 James Marsh
Fly Fishing The Fall River Oregon
The Fall River is actually a large, beautiful spring creek
that flows for eight miles into the Deschutes River in
Oregon. The clear river flows around bends bordered
by grass and willow trees. It's located about 25 miles
south of Bend Oregon.

The stream contains wild brown and brook trout and is
stocked with rainbow trout. The wild brook trout are
small, averaging about six inches. The wild brown trout
grow rather large and average between eight to fifteen
inches. The rainbows probably average about ten
inches. This stream is stocked with Crane Prairie
Reservoir stock which are called Crane-bows.

You can access the Fall River at the fish hatchery and
on the National Forest land. Fly fishing the Fall River is
good all the way from the headwaters downstream to
the falls. The section of the river below the falls is open
from Spring through the Fall but above the falls, it's
open year-round.  

Probably the best thing about fly fishing the Fall River is
it's fly fishing only.

Varies with the location - see above
Wintertime fishing is good because the water stays
about the same temperature all year
Fly fishing the Fall River is great in the Spring because
of the aquatic insect hatches
The water stays cool all summer long and fishing is
usually good.
Fall is a great time to fish the Fall River because of the
beautiful surrounding of Fall foliage.

Fly Fishing Guide to the Fall River
Fly fishing the Fall River in Oregon can be challenging
at times, maybe even most of the time.
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Type of Stream
Spring Creek

Rainbow Trout (stocked)
Brown Trout
Brook Trout

Large for a spring creek

Central Oregon

Nearest Towns
Sun River

Open to fly fishing year-round above
the falls

Fair to great, depending on the

Non-Resident License
State of Oregon

National Weather Service

Fly Fishing Guide

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Fall River Fishing Report - Archive:
11/07/13 The Fall River is open from its beginning to above the falls, a distance of
approximately four miles. The hatchery and springs areas are the best areas to fish this time
of the year.  
12/12/13 As the water gets colder, the trout tend to migrate upstream to the warmer water
coming from the springs. Sometimes this happens in November and sometimes it is later in the
01/29/14 Customer ordering Blue-winged olive nymphs and duns reports he has caught fish
on the better weather days within the last 2 weeks.
Options For Selecting Flies:
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.  
05/29/14 We are going to be doing some reports on the fishing and fishing conditions on the
Fall river. We are getting some reports from some new customers using our Perfect Flies
there. Two have been catching trout fairly consistent this past month on our BWO imitations.
12/21/14 Sorry for the lack of reports. This is a great winter-time fly fishing destination. Let
us hear from you so we can post some up to date reports. Small BWO nymphs and
should be key flies to use at the time.
Fall River Fishing Report:
02/07/16 Midges, both creams and reds (blood) midges and Blue-winged olives are hatching.
The weather is getting warmer. and things looking up for this great little spring fed stream.
Fishing Report Updated 10/08/16
(see below at bottom of page)
03/12/16 The river is producing some very good catches for some of our customers even
though it is raining about every day and the water is high. In many ways, this only helps the
fishing at the Fall River.
03/26/16 The levels are still high but the fishing is good. Brown sculpin streamers are
working good. BWOs and Midges are hatching. Little Black caddis could start any time now.
04/16/16 Two customers reporting some very nice catches the past couple of days. Stream
levels are fine and the water in great shape with lots of BWOs and little Black Caddis
04/30/16 The water is at a good level and clear. Blue-winged olives, little Black Grannon
caddis, scuds and sowbugs and sculpin are the main foods you should imitate.
05/30/16 Lots of trout being caught. Scuds, sowbugs, sculpin streamers, BWOs, and little
Black caddis are catching trout for our customers.
07/02/16 Callibeatis, or Speckled-wing quills, are hatching. Pale Morning duns, Pale Evening
duns, Spotted sedges, and Green sedges (cadisflies) are hatching. Terrestrials should soon
become important insects to imitate.  
08/06/16 Customers are reporting good conditions and good numbers of trout caught.
Terrestrials are working good, but Speckled-wing Quills, Pale Morning duns, Pale Evening
duns, Spotted and Green sedge caddisflies and Tricos are hatching.

08/20/16 Good conditions continue with anglers catching trout, thanks to the cool spring
creek water. With the extreme heat, this is a excellent option for trout fishing. There are still
plenty of hatches with the Spotted sedge caddis, Tricos and Speckled Wing Quills being the
best of them.

10/08/16 Some good hatches of BWOs, and Mahogany duns are giving anglers a good
chance to catch lots of trout, and most of them on the surface. Conditions are very good.
The cloud cover really helps keep the trout less spooky and the hatches more intense.