Opening Day is still not open on most Cascade Lakes!

Opening Day is still closed for most of the Cascade Lakes due to excessive snowpack. Only Wickiup and North and South Twin have open boat landings along with Odell.  ODOT is shooting to have the remainder of the landings open by Memorial Day.  

The Middle Deschutes is now open as well as the Lower Deschutes. Remember when floating the Deschutes, BLM requires all boats, private and guides, to have a throw bag on board. These are available at the Caddis Fly. The Upper Dechutes and all sections to reservoirs (Wickiup, Crane and Little Lava) are closed until May 24th. Look for abundant stonefly activity and a good hatch of March Browns.

Owyhee has slowed a bit but still nymphing well. Chironomids and BWO’s working well with a few callibaetis starting to surface.

Chickahominy continues to fish well using Chironomids, streamers and woolly buggers.

Fall River and Metolius’ banks are still high with snow but both rivers offer quality fishing as usual. Metolius has good BWO and Baetis hatches. Fall is also fishing well with light (white or tan) leeches.


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