We got an email this afternoon that didn’t make me too happy. We believed we were all set for the Warm Springs to Trout Creek to open (segment 1) on Thursday 5/21/2020. It turns out, according to BLM they are still working with other managing partners to determine segment 1 and 2 opening dates for floats. That means they are working together with the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs and Oregon State Parks before an announcement is made.
Personally, I think it is time to allow float trips on all segments of the Deschutes. So I am hopeful the BLM can get it going for us all next week.
In the mean time the Salmonfly hatch is going and should be around for quite a while longer. It’s been on and off warm to cool, so this prolongs the egg laying flights of the bugs that have hatched. The fish are looking up more and more and are eating. We love that.
Besides Salmonflies, increasing hatches of Golden Stones and PMD’s, PED’s and Caddis and a few Drakes mixed in now too.
Nymphing action is good. Mostly on smaller stuff like copper john, PT, sparkle pupa, fox’s poopah, jigs and perdigons.