Just beginning to explode on the Salmonfly and Golden Stone hatch

Lower Deschutes River - Maupin, OR

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

The Lower Deschutes is just beginning to explode on the Salmonfly and Golden Stone hatch. Still some March Brown sightings this week, plus PMD’s and Pale Evening Duns and some Caddis. From Warm Springs to Trout Creek, next weeks report (5/14) is going to be the one we discuss prime stonefly conditions is the best guess. But the bugs are all throughout the river now and from Trout Creek to South Jct to Maupin it is a darn good hatch already for the big bugs. We have a super good supply of big Foam Flies, Clarks Stones and Norm Woods Specials. We are ready….are you?

BTW, there are fish spawning now and will be for the next 5 or 6 weeks. Please don’t wade the redds. Familiarize yourself with a red and how to avoid it, and never wade through that area and avoid being a goober and don’t fish for spawning rainbows on the Lower D. 

Here is a cool YouTube video from Devin Olsen on the subject. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVIol18qVM8

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The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Saturday, April 24th

Metolius River: Metolius River Report
Lower Deschutes River: Lower Deschutes Fishing Report
Deschutes River: Middle Deschutes River Report
Crooked River: Crooked River Fishing Report
Fall River: Fall River Fishing Report
South Twin Lake: South Twin Lake Fishing Report
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie Fishing Report