Lower Deschutes River Fly Fishing

The 17th most popular fly fishing river in Oregon.

The Deschutes River is a long river that meaders its way from south of Bend northward to the confluence with the Columiba River near Moody which is east of The Dalles. The Deschutes River is known for its rainbow trout and steelhead.

Typically, the long Deschutes River is divided into two sections, the Upper Deschutes River and the Lower Deshutes River. The Lower Deschutes section starts from the tailwater of Pelton Dam (northeast of Madras) and heads northward to the Columbia River. This 100 mile section passes through a magnificent canyon in the high-desert. The rainbow trout, Redsides and steelhead are the main attraction here. There is a small run of Chinook salmon, but usually fishing for Chinook is prohibited.

On the Lower Deschutes River, flyfishermen equally float and wade -- its ideal for either.

Keep in mind that Summer weekends on the Lower Deschutes River are very crowded for fly fishing, so do not expect solitude.

Overall, Lower Deschutes River is the 17th most popular fly fishing river of all 22 fly fishing spots in Oregon.

Lower Deschutes River (OR/US)

Lower Deschutes River (OR/US)

Lower Deschutes River (OR/US)

Lower Deschutes River (OR/US)

Lower Deschutes River Fly Fishing Map

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MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  Oregon Tourism (800) 547-7842; Oregon Fish And Wildlife (541) 440-3353; Fly Fishers Place, Sisters (541) 549-3474; The Riffle Fly Shop, Warm Springs

Recommended Book:  "50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish" from Wendy Gunn

Best Season:  Jul. - Sep.

Reference Source:  click here http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/fishing/

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Date Updated:  4/13/2017

ID:  20071

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