Lower Deschutes River Report

Lower Deschutes River - Maupin, OR

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

We got an email this afternoon that didn’t make me too happy. We believed we were all set for the Warm Springs to Trout Creek to open (segment 1) on Thursday 5/21/2020. It turns out, according to BLM they are still working with other managing partners to determine segment 1 and 2 opening dates for floats. That means they are working together with the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs and Oregon State Parks before an announcement is made. 

Personally, I think it is time to allow float trips on all segments of the Deschutes. So I am hopeful the BLM can get it going for us all next week. 
In the mean time the Salmonfly hatch is going and should be around for quite a while longer. It’s been on and off warm to cool, so this prolongs the egg laying flights of the bugs that have hatched. The fish are looking up more and more and are eating. We love that. 

Besides Salmonflies, increasing hatches of Golden Stones and PMD’s, PED’s and Caddis and a few Drakes mixed in now too.

Nymphing action is good. Mostly on smaller stuff like copper john, PT, sparkle pupa, fox’s poopah, jigs and perdigons.

More Reports

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Friday, May 8th

Lower Deschutes River: Lower Deschuted River Report
Deschutes River: Middle Deschutes River Report
Metolius River: Metolius River Report
Fall River: PMD Hatches Are Improving
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Plenty of Good Fishing Days Lately
Lava Lake: Lava Lake Report
East Lake: East and Paulina Lake Report
Three Creek Lake: Still Snowed In

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