It will close for the season on Sept 30th, but there is a week left to hit the Upper Deschutes above Crane Prairie. 2 things about that fishery; there is really good nymph water between Road 40 and Deschutes Bridge and some interesting fishing in the Blue Hole ponds below Little Lava where some nice brook trout and whitefish congregate together and are best accessed by hiking in through the forest with a float tube and circling over the fish in and out of the river current that flows through the pond. I always liked an egg and copper john for that.
The Metolius River area remains under an evacuation notice from Allingham River down stream due to the Lions Head Fire. Road......