The Lower Deschutes in the Maupin Area is definitely worth the effort. Most days we are seeing good action on a combination of nymphing tactics including indicators, tight line and drop shot.
Stonefly nymphs, caddis pupa, hares ears, walt’s worms, PT Soft Hackles, perdigons and zebra midges.
Small Streamers have been producing at times too. Even stripping streamers, which is something new to me on the Deschutes. I had a reader tell me about stripping a streamer in a back eddy with good success recently, and saw Amy from the Deschutes Angler was talking about that too. It is intriguing, isn’t it?
BWO #18 and March Brown #12-14 Mayflies will be your top hatches for surface action over the next couple of weeks. Keep an eye on tiny midges and enough caddis to possibly get some feeding going, but focus most on all that I talked about before that for the moment.
Don’t forget from now until April 21st we have a guide trip special for $100 off Lower Deschutes Floats and Troy is running Nena to Wapinitia any day you want to go.