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 or caddis pupa as the dropper.

For dry fly fishing, start focusing on the back eddys and slow banks. Caddis is the focus.

Swinging a fly for steelhead is very productive right now, especailly in the lower river. The fish in this section are very aggressive and will chase down a swinging fly.

Seven-day forecast 

Steelhead are starting to show up in the lower river... the fishing has been pretty good down there so far. Expect the fishing to get very good if the water temps stay cooler than the Columbia.

There are steelhead all the way to South Junction - expect this week to have some of the best fishing for steelhead of the season.

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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