The Lower Deschutes opens in full 4/22/22: that means Warm Springs to Trout Creek, South Jct, the Guardrail Hole! Trout Creek to Whitehorse for the three day trip. Stonefly Nymphs early season are mega important. Sculpins, Caddis Pupa, PMD Nymphs, BWO Nymphs, Euro Jigs, Perdigons , (check out our new) Crayfish Jig (!) and Hares Ears. I would guess based on what we did see in the open areas down below, march brown hatches mid afternoon will be good, mixed with BWO and likely PMD’s right off the bat at opener, or soon to follow in the coming days. Never overlook caddis pupa and adults on the Lower D. I will guess Salmonflies will be Mid May if this cold front sticks with us as forecast to the end of April. Time will tell, but those of you with may and early june guide trips, you should hit the big dries just fine.
Please remember to familiarize yourself with the rules for fishing on the Warm Springs Reservation. First off, you need a special Permit to do so, and that permit is giving you access Dry Creek Campground to Trout Creek Campground. Because you have a tribal side permit does not open up all waters on the tribal side. Just Dry Creek to Trout Creek which is about 6 miles of access.
The road into Ah-Di-Na should be open now. Fishing in the section in and around Ash Camp continues to be......