DeschutesThe months of May and June are truly one of the best times for trout fishing; especially dry fly fishing. Bigger small, Salmon flies, Mayflies, Caddis, and Green Drakes all come out to party for the next upcoming months. Weather can play a big role in dictating hatches. Warm overcast days are prime conditions for mayflies while hot sunny conditions improve caddis number. The Salmonfly hatch will happen any week now.
There are already some reports of some big bugs making an appearance in the lower reaches of the Lower Deschutes downstream of Maupin. The forecast looks to be warmer for the next couple of weeks. With that said, it will only be a matter of time until the grassy banks are full of salmon flies. The salmon fly hatch typically will last a couple weeks. During the big hatch, however, be prepared to have caddis and mayflies. As most people know, the Lower Deschutes water temperatures are warmer