The Lower Deschutes is good for trout from Warm Springs all the way to Maupin. Good float trip opportunities, and good drive in and wade options in so many access points like boat ramps, camp grounds and others.
Nymph action is by far the most productive now, with Girdle Bugs, Stonefly Nymphs, October Caddis Pupa, Sparkle Pupa, Fox’s Poopah, 2 Bit’s, Flashback PT, Perdigons, Jigs and Soft Hackles.
Look for risers in the eddies and bank seams. Certainly a BWO hatch or caddis hatch can bring fish to the surface there.
Steelhead fishing is officially closed on the Lower Deschutes until 12/31/2021. I’ll talk more about that at the end of the report.