The Lower Deschutes is open in the Maupin area and worthwhile fishing from Locked Gate to about the confluence with the White River.
Euro Nymphing has been picking up the majority of the fish I have heard of from my friends.
At this time, we recommend giving the steelhead a break and let them spawn. Besides not fishing steelhead flies and techniques, be extra cautious you’re not wading on redds.
Keep your eyes open for BWO hatches and rising trout in the eddies on warmer winter days.
What else? Well there are places to poke in and around out on the desert. Longhollow Ranch is open for year round fishing now. So if you need a lake fix, its open.
I’d be curious to hear if any of you have been on Haystack or Ochocco? They can be good in winter but more like in February and March than in January.