Central Oregon fly fishing report: Little Lava, Deschutes

Central Oregon Fly Fishing report from Brent Ross:

This past weekend I headed up to Little Lava and enjoyed great weather, but slow fishing. On Saturday morning there were numerous fish rising throughout the lake and thick midge hatches. Dark olive wooly buggers wind drifted and on a slow retrieve seemed to be key on Saturday, with some interest in Griffiths Gnats.

Brook Trout

Next door at Lava, many reported seeing people hauling out full stringers, I stayed away–the wind was heavy and the crowds thick.

With the slow fishing I headed south and worked the Deschutes between Little Lava and Crane Prairie. Many feisty small Brook trout were happily snapping up peacock caddis, making for fun, relaxing fishing.

Upper Deschutes

Peacock Caddis

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1 Response to Central Oregon fly fishing report: Little Lava, Deschutes

  1. Greg Gaunt says:

    A friend of mine fished this creek by Crane Prairie recently and hooked into a 20″ Brookie on the first cast. She said it was dee-lish!

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