The Lower Deschutes is just beginning to explode on the Salmonfly and Golden Stone hatch. Still some March Brown sightings this week, plus PMD’s and Pale Evening Duns and some Caddis. From Warm Springs to Trout Creek, next weeks report (5/14) is going to be the one we discuss prime stonefly conditions is the best guess. But the bugs are all throughout the river now and from Trout Creek to South Jct to Maupin it is a darn good hatch already for the big bugs. We have a super good supply of big Foam Flies, Clarks Stones and Norm Woods Specials. We are ready….are you?
BTW, there are fish spawning now and will be for the next 5 or 6 weeks. Please don’t wade the redds. Familiarize yourself with a red and how to avoid it, and never wade through that area and avoid being a goober and don’t fish for spawning rainbows on the Lower D.
Here is a cool YouTube video from Devin Olsen on the subject. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVIol18qVM8