Lower Deschuted River Report

Lower Deschutes River - Maupin, OR

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

Salmonflies are out from Maupin to Warm Springs. It is early in the hatch and the fish are just getting used to T-Bones floating by, so give them a little time to get keyed in, let’s hope we can keep up these warm days and hopefully the freezing nights will go away and we are all set for a heck of a good salmonfly hatch that ought to last about 3 weeks.

Remember there is no floating of the river at all until May 21. There is also no access to Dry Creek on the WS Reservation. 

So your walk and wade access will be at Warm Springs on the East Bank, Mecca, Trout Creek CG, South Junction and Maupin area upstream of Shearars Falls.

Besides the big bugs, Golden Stones will follow shortly, March Browns are still out and about, PMD’s and Pale Evening Duns are gearing up for the summer and plenty of caddis will fill in the menu. All of these either in Nymphs or Dries can be important from day to day. March Browns will be over soon.

More Reports

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Friday, May 1st

Lower Deschutes River: March Browns Are Still Out
Deschutes River: Middle Deschutes is Seeing a Good Mix of March Browns
Metolius River: This Week Has Been Outstanding For Bull Trout
Fall River: Nymping is Excellent on The Fall River
Crooked River: Crooked River Report
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie Has Been Good, But Different Every Day
Wickiup Reservoir: Wickiup is Fishing Good
South Twin Lake: South Twin Lake is Good
Little Lava Lake: Gates Opened Today

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Wednesday, April 22nd

Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie Reservoir Report
Wickiup Reservoir: Great Opening Day at Wickiup
South Twin Lake: South Twin is Fishing Awesome