Upper Deschutes River
The river is closed to fishing above Benham Falls. The cfs today is 517 and continuing to drop.
A great choice for locals during the winter months. Plenty of rainbows and browns...whitefish too.
Black stones, anato mays, Mr. Peacocks, S.Twin Specials, minnow buggers, and possie buggers have been working.
This is a perfect time to head to the Fall R.. Look for baetis & midges. Try yellow rufus, pine squirrel minnows, flame eggs, griffith's gnats, and Lady Di's. This fly fishing only spring creek is closed to fishing below the falls.
The water is low (cfs is 115), but the fishing is still good. Nymphing is the most productive approach. Try psycho's, zebra midges, rainbow warriors, and frenchies.