The Lower Deschutes from Warm Springs down to the end of the reservation is now closed on BOTH sides of the river. No fishing WS to Trout Creek, Dry Creek, Mecca, Trout Creek, South Jct until April 22, 2023.
But, you can drive to Maupin and fish up towards the Locked Gate.
Euro Nymphing is by far going to out produce most other ways to catch trout and whitefish now. But shoot, a trout spey and a swung leech is certainly something super fun to do too, so bring both rods and have a day of it.
By mid February, we should see some better hatches with little windows of BWO, Midges, Tiny Black Stones and maybe even Caddis depending on the weather patterns 4 to 6 weeks from now.