Thursday, March 3, 2011

March 3rd, 2011

Fall River
Fly fishing only.  Fishing is closed downstream of the falls
The gorgeous Fall has been fishing well as of late, although can be "hit or miss" this time of year.  Being a spring creek, the Fall doesn't get the fluctuations of water flow that most other local rivers experience. Try BWO dries & emergers, Lady Di's, egg patterns, white rufus streamers, and olive pine squirrel minnows. 

Crooked River- 
The flow is below average for this time of year, but has been flowing consistently at 275 cfs. This is a perfect time to get out to the Crooked and "rip some lips". Try tungsten sow bugs, frenchies, zebra midges, mayfly emergers,  BWO's.

Deschutes River- 
Closed to fishing upstream of Benham Falls.
The flow has been sporadic and with the snowmelt runoff, the H20 is a bit "dirty". Try BWO's, Griffith's gnats, Anato mays, princes, and the occasional San Juan worm. Slump busters and minnow buggers are always a smart streamer choice.

Stop wishing & go fishing!!