Another salmonfly season in the Lower Deschutes Canyon with the High Desert Drifters has come and gone. This year, the hatch coincided with some of the lowest and most stable river conditions in recent memory. The best part: the hatch was full-on from start to finish. Big trout on big dries every day from mid-May through the first week of June.
As we float into summer and enjoy the return to our local rivers, here’s a look back at the 2013 salmonfly hatch. Enjoy!