Trout fishing continues to be strong on the Lower Deschutes. Big bugs are still crawling in the grass along the river and the fish will still eat your golden or salmonfly. Clarks, Norms, and the Chubby continue to produce big fish. Rain storms may create a damp tent but it also brings out the mayflies and sometimes the green drake. Additionally, stimulators are a fun way to fish and even though they might not be natural, the takes can be violent. Any way you cut it, June is a great time to fish for rainbows on the Deschutes.
As the month progresses and turns to July, warmer temperatures will trigger the large caddis hatches. Fish will be sipping flies from the surface and cruising eddies looking for the small bugs.