Update: Fished between Maupin and Mack's Canyon last Tuesday afternoon through Friday noon. Morning and evening were 100% steelheading. I was swinging (did some skating in places that looked good for...well, skating) a floater, floater w/ intermediate leader and even some sink tip and my buddy was mostly nymph/egging. Fished plenty during the day as well. No fish hooked, didn't see anybody playing or landing fish. Only saw a few roll and only saw 1 in the water passing by. Only 1 confirmed catch by guys floating by. I've seen pics posted on Instagram so some people are catching steelhead in the Deschutes, but we struck out completely. I've gone 4 days with nothing several times steelheading, but not when I'm camped on the river and fishing so hard I have to take Naproxen every night. Only fish caught while targeting steel was a fat 13" redside and a similar sized jack king. It was a fun trip as I got to catch up with a dear friend, but I fished hard (the only way I go) and came up with no steel. I'll be back next year.