Fall River Fishing Report

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River or Stream? In the eyes of many anglers, the Fall River is viewed as a crystal clear, beautiful, big stream. Like the Metolius, the Fall is a stream-fed tributary of the Deschutes. It runs through tall stands of pine in the federally protected Deschutes National Forest with banks surrounded by tall grasses and willow trees. 


Within its small, 8-mile long run, it’s possible to find wild brown, wild brook and stocked rainbow trout. The wild brook trout tend to be small, averaging around 6 inches. By contrast, the wild brown trout grow large, ranging from 8 to 15 inches. The rainbows average about 10 inches, but 20 inchers have certainly been found. The water is also stocked from the Crane Prairie Reservoir, with fish known as Crane-bows.

The river provides a safe haven for brown and other species that swim in from the Deschutes and find excellent winter habitat. Above Fall River Falls, the river is open throughout the year. Below the Falls, there are seasonal closures to assist spawning fish. It’s possible to access the Fall River at the fish hatchery or on National Forest land. Fishing is excellent from its headwaters to the falls, and good news to Yobi readers – it’s fly fishing, barbless hooks only.
 
Additional Information
Tributaries:
Deschutes River
Source:
Mountain spring in Deschutes National Forest
Mouth:
Left bank, Deschutes River
Length:
8 miles
Seasonal Conditions
Season
Hatches
SpringPheasant Tail Nymph, Eastern Pale Evening Dun, Para BWO
SummerPale Morning Dun, Pale Evening Dun, Yellow Sally
FallFlashback Nymph, Pheasant Tail Nymph, BWO
WinterWinter Stonefly, Pheasant Tail Nymph, Flashback Nymph, BWO
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