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Deschutes Steelhead, Jet Boat
Deschutes Steelhead, Jet Boat
Deschutes Steelhead, Jet Boat
Deschutes Steelhead, Jet Boat
Deschutes Steelhead, Jet Boat
Deschutes Steelhead, Jet Boat
Deschutes Steelhead, Jet Boat
Deschutes Steelhead, Jet Boat
Deschutes Steelhead, Jet Boat

Details

  • Fresh Water
  • Season

    July - November
  • 2 night $1500, 3 night $2000, 4 night $2500
  • Number of guests

    2 - 6
  • Species:
    • Steelhead

Deschutes Steelhead, Jet Boat

United States >> Oregon >> Deschutes River
Fishing and Species
Deschutes River steelhead run July through November. In addition to its own runs of both hatchery and native steelhead, the Deschutes also attracts stray steelhead heading up the Columbia destined for other waters. Steelhead caught in the Deschutes tend to average five or six pounds, but may range from 20 inches to 20 lbs. You will be swinging flies with 12 to 14 foot spey rods. Most fishing is done with full floating lines and surface or near surface presentations. Plan on fishing hard early and late during productive low light sessions, and taking a midday break during long summer days. As the river cools below 50 degrees the use of Skagit heads and sink tips is practical.
Chris O'Donnell, River Runner Outfitters

From July through November the lower 23 miles of the Deschutes River from Mack’s Canyon to the mouth offers what is arguably the world’s greatest floating line summer steelhead fishery.
The summer air in the Deschutes Canyon is warm and dry, making a jet boat camping trip with River Runner Outfitters an enticing proposition. Camping equipment and meals are provided. Good fishing and good food go hand in hand on these trips.
This three night, three day trip begins at the Mack’s Canyon boat launch at 2:00 pm, where anglers are transported by jet boat to a well appointed base camp that has been set up prior to your arrival. After settling into camp you will set out to fish the afternoon and evening session.
The middle two days of the trip are spent cruising up and down the river, fishing the best runs at the right time of day. These trips are all about fishing floating lines and unweighted flies. Want to bring a steelhead to the surface? This trip is especially for you.
The last day you will fish the morning session, have lunch, and return to Mack’s Canyon between 12:00 and 1:00 pm.