It’s that time of year again.
As of Saturday all 100 miles of the Lower Deschutes will be open for
business. The sections that have already been open have been fishing
good, despite the higher water we’ve had this spring. Out of the dams the
flows have dropped to around 6200cfs in the past week, which has
opened up several more spots. Most days starting with a big stone fly
nymph, trailed by your favorite attractor pattern is your best bet. Then
around 1:00pm start watching for fish rising in back eddies or riffles.
Most days we have been seeing good March Brown hatches, especially on
the cloudy days.
Don’t forget, the start of the salmon
fly hatch is just a few short weeks away. The great thing about the big
winter we’ve had is that it will most definitely extend the length of
the salmon fly hatch this season well into June. The longer the big bugs
are around the better in my opinion.
We have just a couple openings left for day trips and one slot left for an over night trip during the salmon fly hatch. So if you don’t want to miss out on the mother of all hatches give a call soon.
Deschutes River Anglers