Fishing Has Been Very Good

Lower Deschutes River - Maupin, OR

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

The Lower Deschutes is open in the Maupin area and fishing is very good. Between indicator styles and euro nymphing there is something for everyone. Stonefly nymphs are fishing really well now, and will be for the rest fo the month until the hatch starts in early to mid-May.

There is a March Brown hatch (#12-14) mixed with BWO (#18) and quite a few caddis (#14-18). Nymphs, emergers and adults are important for all of those. Caddis Pupa, Perdigons and Red Copper Johns are my favorite Spring Deschutes flies but everyone has their own confidence flies!

In 18 days (4/22/21) the rest of the Lower D will open access to Warm Springs, Mecca, Trout Creek and South Jct.
We are excited for that and for getting the drift boat down the WS to Trout Creek float. I love that pre-salmonfly hatch time on the Deschutes. The fishing is good and the crowds are not around quite yet. It might be my favorite time to fish the Lower for trout.

More Reports

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Saturday, April 3rd

Metolius River: Metolius Continues to Be Good
Crooked River: Crooked River is Good But Will Be in Summer Flows Soon
Fall River: Fall River is Fishing Well
Deschutes River: Flows Should Be Coming Down This Week

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Friday, March 26th

Metolius River: Metolius River Report
Crooked River: Crooked is Still Seeing A Very Good BWO Hatch
Fall River: The Fall River is Good
Lower Deschutes River: Lower Deschutes River Report
Deschutes River: Middle Deschutes River Report
Haystack Reservoir: Haystack Reservoir is Fishing Great!