Salmonflies are out from Maupin to Warm Springs. It is early in the hatch and the fish are just getting used to T-Bones floating by, so give them a little time to get keyed in, let’s hope we can keep up these warm days and hopefully the freezing nights will go away and we are all set for a heck of a good salmonfly hatch that ought to last about 3 weeks.
Remember there is no floating of the river at all until May 21. There is also no access to Dry Creek on the WS Reservation.
So your walk and wade access will be at Warm Springs on the East Bank, Mecca, Trout Creek CG, South Junction and Maupin area upstream of Shearars Falls.
Besides the big bugs, Golden Stones will follow shortly, March Browns are still out and about, PMD’s and Pale Evening Duns are gearing up for the summer and plenty of caddis will fill in the menu. All of these either in Nymphs or Dries can be important from day to day. March Browns will be over soon.