The Lower Deschutes is a great bet in the Maupin area. REMEMBER that all waters adjacent to the Warm Spring Reservation are closed until 4/22/23. I am so surprised at how many people say they are headed to Mecca and think it is open. It is not open until 4/22. You have to get down to the end of the Reservation to have the river open year round, and that is at the Wasco County Line below Whitehorse Rapids.
Access from Maupin both upstream and downstream is good. Fish deeper runs now with heavy beaded perdigons and walt’s worms. Prince nymphs #12-16, Green Rock Worms #14-16, hares ear #12-14, soft hackle PT #14-18 and stonefly nymphs Black #4-8 and golden #6-10 will serve you well.
Swing a sculpin or black leech on your single hand rod with a sink tip or better yet on a 3 or 4 weight trout spey.
Sometime in the next 3 weeks we ought to be seeing the 1st good emergences of the March Browns.