Salmonflies are working their way up the river and are hatching strong in the Maupin area. We are seeing a few bugs in the Warm Springs to Trout Creek drift where we do our day trips but very few so far. It’ll be mid next week probably before they are really up in that stretch.
Our guides continue to work the nymphs, including Pat’s Rubber Legs and Cheeseburgers. Our guide Adam Ross has been rocking it with Black Zebra Midges and Frenchie’s.
It’s been a bit cold and windy most of the week, so we didn’t see much in the way of any hatch. This time of year we ought to run into the last of the March Browns, the first PMD’s, some BWO’s and an array of caddis hatches. It just didn’t happen where we were, but maybe next week’s warmer weather will spur all of that to happen and go epic.