By Tyler Palmerton

Target: Deschutes. I’m planning to spend the next week or so guiding the Deschutes, below Warm Springs. We should see the start of the salmonfly hatch. The Deschutes is one of the few rivers in the country where the salmonfly hatch can solidly coincide with the golden stonefly hatch. It will be crowded. Flows are right where they should be @ 4,000 cfs. Also, I hear the summer steelhead have shown up already in the East Fork of the Lewis, in Washington state, near Daybreak Park. The North Fork of the Lewis also has steelhead in it now, but the East Fork is more conducive to flyfishing.