What a week we’ve had down on the Lower Deschutes! There have been a bunch of Golden Stones laying eggs, a wonderful PMD hatch and more midges than you can filter with your BlackStrap tube. Depending on the time of day and air temp, you can catch fish on anything from size 8 dries to 20 nymphs. All your favorite PMD nymphs will do the trick if fished the right way in the right spots. #16 and 18 olive Anato-may, Pheasant Tail, Trina’s Angel Case will get the job done. Put a little olive or hare’s ear soft-hackle off the back of one of those nymphs, keep adjusting weight and depth, and you’ll find ’em. Depending on how long this upcoming cold snap lasts, we may have seen the last of hte good stonefly dry fishing. You never know, lest of all this year! We can only hope a few stick around till next week. The fish will still be looking for them for the next day or two. Try a Norm Woods or Clark Stone in an 8. All the likely spots should still hold a fish or two, so work the banks hard slapping the big dry down behind every tree. Watch out for snakes too!!
Get out there and enjoy the relatively uncrowded conditions. As always, if you’d like a guide for the day, we’d love to take you down there! 541-318-1616