What to Expect in May
|Pale morning dun|
|Pale evening dun|
Hatches divided by half-month.
Super Major Minor Slight None
Fall River remains a good central Oregon option. Midges will provide much of the action, with hatches occurring at midday. Try a Sprout Midge or a Griffiths Gnat . You will probably need a 7X tippet and a downstream presentation. You might see some caddis in another week or two, so carry a few cream-bodied X Caddis in size 14 or 16. A good May fly is a beadhead Pheasant Tail in size 14 or 16. Blue-winged olives and March browns are other spring hatches that can linger into May.
Look for trout in deeper areas and where there is cover or rocky structure.
For more information on May fishing, see the Rivers section of the General Oregon Report