Deschutes River - Below Lake Billy Chinook and Pelton Dam

Tip of the week 

Nymphing with a stone fly nymph as the point fly and mayfly nymph as the dropper.

For dry fly fishing, start focusing on the back eddys and slow banks, with your caddis or mayfly immitation.

Seven-day forecast 

The river is has cooled by 6-7 degrees and the fishing has picked up big time! Expect the fishing to stay great through the summer as long as the water temps stay below 60. Steelhead are being caught in the lowest sections of the river... there are low numbers of fish in the Colombia, but the cool water of the Deschutes is bringing the fish into the Deschutes. A big push of steelhead is heading up the Colombia now... expect the fishing to be great in the Mac's to the mouth section for the next few weeks.

Must Have Flies 
Adam's Purple Parachute purple 14-18 Buy from
Elk Wing Caddis olive 14-20 Buy from
Rojo Midge 16, 18 Buy from
TH 20 Incher 6 Buy from
Tunghead Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail 14 - 20 Buy from
Bead Head Caddis Pupa 14-20 Buy from
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