Deschutes River - Middle

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Irrigation is over till spring and when they shut the canals off the water through this stretch rises pretty dramatically. Its holding in the 500-700 CFS range for now though. During this time of year, we take advantage of the stained water and fish big dark or flashy nymphs with split shot under an indicator or swing/strip darker streamers as well.

Seven-day forecast 

If daytime temperatures are in the high 30's or 40's than this can be a great spot for a quick session, if a little sun is on the water try nymphing deep or swinging streamers

The fish won't be up in the riffles like they are in the summer with high flows and lower water temperatures. Their metabolisms slow down as well and they'll most likely hold in slower currents with cover as to not exhaust themselves. Seek out the slower runs and pools

Also be very cautious while wading, it can be treacherous in certain areas since the banks can be flooded

Conditions 
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