Deschutes River Fish Report 05-24-07

Deschutes River - Maupin, OR

by Rich and Kathy Youngers

The big bugs are out in big numbers in the Maupin area.?? This weekend through all of next week should be epic (hopefully).?? Fish are taking Norm Wood Specials, Clark Stones, Rogue Giants and Sofa Pillows.???? There is some?? Pale Morning Dun activity mid-day, and some caddis activity in the evenings.??

The Warm Springs to Trout Creek section should really take off on the adult stones by the first week of June.

Suggested Trout patterns for the month of May.??

Surface Hatches:???? Spotted Caddis, BWO's and some Pale Morning Duns.?? Stoneflies soon down in the Maupin area.

Patterns:?????? Kyle's King Kong Stone #4, Rogue Giants #4, Norm Wood Special #6-8, Sofa Pillows #4, Clark Stones #6, Olive bodied CDC Caddis #12-14,?? Olive bodied Elk Hair Caddis, Pale Evening Sparkle Dun #12-16, #10, Yellow Body Sallie #14, ,?? BWO Sparkle Dun #14, Almost Dun #16-20.??

Nymphs:?? Rock Worm. ???? Patterns:???? Beadhead Prince (size 12-14), Kaufmann Stones (sizes 6-10), Red Fox Squirrel nymph #12-14, Zug Bug (size 14), Green Rock Worm (size 12-14), Pheasant Tail (size 16-18), or Sparkle Larva (size 12-14).