The Maupin area of the Lower Deschutes is worth the drive, especially heading up from town towards the Locked Gate. Euro Nymphing the runs and riffles is good.
Perdigons, Jigs, Caddis Pupa ands Caddis Larva (think Green Rock Worm) and Stonefly Nymphs are all good.
I’ve said this before, but years ago I had zero interest in Football, so I skipped the Super Bowl and headed to Maupin on that Sunday. It was warm and cloudy and there was an awesome hatch of BWO’s with fish sipping in the eddies. These days, I do follow Football and will likely will be home next Sunday watching the game and rooting for the Rams. But I’ll be wondering if those fish are looking up….