The Upper Deschutes from Wickiup down to Pringle Falls and From LaPine State Park to Big River Bridge are worth some bank fishing assaults or drifting. Drifting is hard to find a shuttle driver. Does anyone know someone that would shuttle up there?
PMD’s and Caddis are the main hatches. If you get there early look for a possibility of Tricos and soon there should be a lot of BWO’s hatches. Streamers are a great way to hit this water, and there are some good runs to drift a nymph.
The Headwaters Stretch of the Upper Deschutes is running high now. Not uncommon for this time of year as the snow melt has finally made it to the river. It is worth fishing. A lot of good whitefish runs for nymphs, and streamers pockets and log jams for brook trout and rainbows. There is some limited opportunities for dries, but keep an eye open for PMD, Caddis, Ants, Beetles, Hoppers and Spinner Falls.
Have you ever brought a float tube to the spot they call the Blue Hole? Pretty cool spot down river from Little Lava lake and can fill up with some nice brook trout and whitefish this time of year