Fishing at the Lower Deschutes has been good. The forecast says that Maupin could get up to 110 degrees this Sunday and Monday. That’s miserable. If you’re willing to bear the heat go for it. This crazy heat wave could move the fish deeper and make them hesitant to hit surface flies. Caddis in the evening are a consistent hatch. I would expect pale morning duns to hatch earlier than normal and the pale evening duns to hatch later than normal, or they may just have a weak hatch during the heat. Nymphing with caddis pupa, stonefly nymphs and mayfly nymphs will likely be very consistent. Swinging soft hackle and pupa flies in the evening is a great way to imitate emerging insects. Be prepared for this heat with water and sun protection. It is extremely easy to get dangerously dehydrated when it gets this hot. Let’s all hope the extreme heat passes and we have more pleasant temperatures in early July.
Recommended Dries: Hackle Stacker PMD #14-18, Parachute PMD #14-18, Hackle Stacker Baetis #16-20, Parachute Baetis #16-20, Black or Tan Elk Hair Caddis #12-18, X-Caddis #12-18
Recommended Nymphs: Jimmy Legs #8 Black or Brown, Jigged Hares Ear #14-16, Jigged Pheasant Tail #14-16, Psycho Prince #14-16, Duracell Jig #14-18, Copper John #14-18, Olive or Tan Sparkle Pupa #16-18, Nitro Caddis Pupa #16-18