This should be the week the Middle Deschutes really comes down to the levels we love. I have some good friends with a farm in Redmond and they said their irrigation starts on Monday and they are on the district that is the biggest. So canals are turning on for the summer growing season and the river will be in good shape from Bend to the reservoir.
Look for March Browns (#14) to pop better and better with lower flows by mid week.
It is hard to believe, but the Middle D is about 3 1/2 weeks away from the Salmonfly hatch.
BWO (#18) Caddis (#14-18) and soon PMD’s (#16) are, or will be the key hatches in the different access areas of the middle river for the next several months, adding Pale Evening Duns (#12-14) very soon too.
Don’t forget how good the nymph and streamer fishing is on the Middle river. We prefer to Euro Nymph for our best results.