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Deschutes Float Trips
Deschutes Float Trips
Deschutes Float Trips
Deschutes Float Trips
Deschutes Float Trips
Deschutes Float Trips
Deschutes Float Trips
Deschutes Float Trips
Deschutes Float Trips
Deschutes Float Trips
Deschutes Float Trips

Details

  • Fresh Water
  • Season

    April - November
  • 3 days $1500, 4 days $1800 and 5 days $1800 per person. All trips are one night less than the number of days
  • Number of guests

    4 to 8, with possibly a trip for 2 anglers with a surcharge
  • Species:
    • Redside rainbow trout
    • Steelhead

Deschutes Float Trips

United States >> Oregon >> Deschutes River
Fishing and Species
Deschutes redsides are an all wild and native fish. Their diet consists primarily of insects. Consequently they come in a compact size averaging 14 girthy inches. A nine foot five weight fly rod equipped with a full floating line is all that is required to fish for trout. Dry fly fishing is the preferred technique, although nymphing the many riffles of the Deschutes can be productive if the trout aren’t rising. Steelhead run July through November after spending one or two years at sea on average. Deschutes steelhead tend to average five to seven pounds with larger fish common. Plan on swinging flies with a 12 to 14 foot spey rod and full floating line for the most part. Skagit lines and sink tips have a place as well, becoming more important as the river cools in the fall.
River Runner Outfitters

Oregon’s Lower Deschutes River is one of the West’s most dynamic fisheries, hosting both a dense population of resident and native “redside” trout and a summer and fall run of steelhead. To showcase the very best fly fishing the Deschutes has to offer, River Runner Outfitters offers two distinct multi-day camping float trips, for trout on the upper river and steelhead on the lower river.
Each day you will float and fish a new stretch of the Deschutes. Anglers fish two per drift boat and guide. Fishing from the boat is prohibited, so all fishing is done on foot.
After fishing you will arrive to a fully prepared riverside camp. Meals and camping equipment are provided. River Runner serves simple but tasty riverside cuisine that will nourish and satisfy.