Now is the time for the Lower Deschutes

Lower Deschutes River - Maupin, OR

by Fly and Field Outfitters

Now is the time for the Lower Deschutes. The opening has been epic and fishing is only going to get better. Salmon flies and golden stones are both hatching in decent numbers. The hatches will keep heating up as we approach June. We’ve got our stonefly section loaded up with every pattern you’ll need. There are pale morning duns hatching right before noon. There is a huge diversity of caddis hatches occurring throughout the day, most are around size 14 - 18. Stonefly nymphs are likely going to be the most productive; although, sometimes fish key into caddis pupa or emerging mayfly nymphs at certain times of the day. Big bugs, small bugs and great nymphing, this is prime time for the Lower.

Recommended Dries: McPh Adult Stone #8-10, Rogue Stone #8-10, True Salmon Fly #6, Fluttering Stone #8-10, Clarks Stonefly #8-10, X-Stimulator #8-12, March brown #12-14, Hackle Stacker PMD #14-18, Parachute PMD #14-18, Hackle Stacker Baetis #16-20, Parachute Baetis #16-20, Black or Tan Elk Hair Caddis #14-18

Recommended Nymphs: Jimmy Legs #8 Black or Brown, Jigged Hares Ear #14-16, Jigged Pheasant Tail #14-16, Psycho Prince #14-16, Duracell Jig #14-18,  Copper John #14-18 

More Reports

Fly and Field Outfitters Reports
for Friday, May 14th

East Lake: Access to East lake is a bit tricky
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Fishing at Crane has been great
South Twin Lake: South and North Twin are both open

Fly and Field Outfitters Reports
for Friday, May 7th

Twin Lake South: South twin fishing has been pretty good
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Mixed reports for Crane
Lower Deschutes River: The Lower Deschutes has been an absolute blast
Metolius River: Metolius fishing has been great
Crooked River: The Crooked water levels are up to 247 CFS below the dam
Fall River: Fall river fishing is excellent