Trout fishing on the Lower Deschutes still remains good. With the overcast days we’ve been having, there have been some good BWO hatches showing up in the heat of the day. Make sure you have some Parachutes Adams in size 16’s for that mid-day hatch. For nymphs, Pheasant Tails are a good fly anytime there are Mayflies around and Stonefly nymphs are always a good bet on the Deschutes.
More and more steelhead are showing up above Maupin, but it seems like a good chunk of the fish are still down river. With the day and night temps way below average, things are freezing in the mountains which is helping clear the White River. Even though the air temps have been below average, the Deschutes water temps are about as ideal as we could ask for right now. For anyone who enjoys swinging flies for steelhead, you can’t ask for better conditions than we are having right now. Tight Lines