One friend said he fished the mouth recently and in one evening he and a buddy had 19 fish come to the fly. My friend had 11 to his; they either swirled on it or missed or eat. He hooked up on eight of those and landed three. After the experience he said, “I will probably not catch a steelhead again.”
So, this is all to say that if you’ve been thinking about steelhead and the in particular the Deschutes, it might be time to scurry that way. Why wouldn’t you?