Fishing the Middle Deschutes River
The Middle Deschutes river, likely the less discussed, is between Bend and Lake Billy Chinook. The access to the river is more difficult than other sections, but there are a few decent spots along the way. The most common access points with fishable water is near Tumalo Falls, Tethrow Crossing, Lower Bridge, and Crooked River Ranch. The most popular time to go fly fishing on the Middle Deschutes is in late April and early May. If you aren't familiar with stone and salmon fly hatches, you're missing out. It's easily the best fishing close to Bend where both browns and wild rainbows eagerly eat the giant sources of protein.
Fishing Maps of the Middle Deschutes River
Middle Deschutes River Flies
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Middle Deschutes River
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