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.
Middle Deschutes River Fishing Regulations
Middle Deschutes River Weather
Middle Deschutes River Fishing Maps
Our Middle Deschutes River fishing maps represent the areas that we've fished and we're openly sharing with you. We're always looking for contributors, if you've got a fishing spot you'd like to add send it to us using the "Share a Spot" button below.
Middle Deschutes River Recommended Flies
Middle Deschutes River Stocking Schedule
ODFW is not stocking the Deschutes River at this time. For more information on stocking schedules for Oregon rivers and lakes, please visit the ODFW Trout Stocking website.