The River - Tuesday Morning
The Deschutes was looking good this morning. It is dropping and clearing and very fishable now. The good news is that a lot of anglers packed it up and left when the river was muddy, so it is nowhere near as crowded as it could be during the third week of May. Here are the photos from this morning....
Here are a few more pictures of the river that I took this morning. I will not be posting pictures daily from here on out, now that the river is clearing. If the river gets dirty again, I will let you know immediately.
The weather is supposed to be nice and getting warmer and warmer leading into the weekend. The big bugs are peaking in the Maupin area and are now fairly well spread out to all parts of the river.
For those of you who have come to dislike this hatch because it is too busy and you never catch fish - wait a few weeks and come back out to the river when the yellow sally stoneflies are out. Dry fly fishing is really good all summer long if you have a good selection of caddis, mayflies, aquatic moths, craneflies, and yellow sallies. The crowds are gone, the fish are rested, and you can really have a blast hooking beautiful trout on dry flies.