Finally the summer weather has given way to fall and cool crisp evenings are common now on the Deschutes River. The leaves are in full fall dress now (mid-October) and the colors of riverside foliage adds sharp color to the grand scene of the Deschutes canyon. Steelhead are spread through the entire system and many like the fall leaves are sporting coloration of varying shades.
The water levels have bumped up sharply mid month and wading is a careful exercise in some spots. Currently the water levels are around 5300 cfs at Madras.
Water temperatures are slowly decending and are hovering around 53 degrees.
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