Deschutes River Fish Report 05-31-07

Deschutes River - Maupin, OR

by Rich and Kathy Youngers

The big bugs are out all the way up to Warm Springs.  Trout are eating them quite well in the late afternoon.  Some anglers are hitting the surface action on stones just right and some anglers are missing the good action (just depends on what section of river your on).  Fish are pretty "porked" out right now off of the stonefly nymphs.  Nymphing during the day has been tough.  The next 10 days should be prime time from Warm Springs down Harpham Flats.  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.  A few Green Drakes are out also. 

Suggested Trout patterns for the month of June.  Surface Hatches:   Golden Stones, Salmonflies, Spotted Caddis, Pale Evening Duns, Green Drakes and  Pale Morning Duns. 

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). 

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