Lower Deschutes River has great fishing 08-22-07

Deschutes River- Lower - Maupin, OR

by The Fly Fishers Place

During warm weather, be prepared to deep nymph during the day, however, we have been doing well on dries during the day on seams, back eddies, and foam lines using caddis, PMD, attractor dries and emergers.?? You may have to hunt hard for risers during afternoons when it's over 90 degrees.?? Look for dryfly action to pick up considerably once the sun is off the water which is around 6, depending on where you are in the canyon.?? If you don't see risers, move to nymphs as this can be deadly.????In addition, keep an eye out for PMDs and PEDs.?? Mayfly spinners at dusk are a good bet.?? Tan/Brown/Green caddis are hatching as well.?? At those times when multiple mayflies and/or caddis are hatching, try an attractor pattern like a purple haze, purple comparadun, or good ol' parachute adams.?? Nymph with mid-sized stonefly and october caddis point flies and use droppers in the #10-20 range.

STEELHEAD mostly in the Macks to Mouth stretch and these fish are chrome and hot!! Fishable numbers of steelies are as high up as Jones Canyon.?? The area around Maupin has way more steelhead anglers than steelhead.?? Wait a few more weeks for consistantly productive steelhead fishing around Maupin.?? Despite alot of rain lately, the White River is holding up well and water conditions below this glacier-fed river are clear.

DRIES: X-Caddis, Henryville, CDC Caddis, Yellow comparadun, Light Cahill, Rusty Spinner, Paraschute Adams.

NYMPHS: Copper John, soft hackles, peasant tail, Angle Case emerger, sparkle pupa, serendipity, prince, green rock worm,October caddis nymphs, wooly buggers (on sinking line!!).

STEELIES: Green butt skunk, macks canyon, a-leach, wally walker, red-winged blackbird, Freight Train

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