I drove over the Road 40 Bridge a few times over the last 10 days or so and was pleased to see the Upper Deschutes in such good condition and not that many people parked at the bridge or up river along Century Drive. It can be very fun on the Upper Deschutes this time of year with attractor dries, little nymphs and terrestrials.
From Wickiup to Bend the fishing is a little slow now. Water is warmer I’d guess as Wickiup is so low and the draw down is drawing from a warm pool.
As you reach the Bend area, there is some good evening dry fly spots tucked in here and there. It’s Purple Haze water, but you’ll see PED’s and Caddis on most days with Rusty Spinners finishing off the day.