Fishing the Lower Deschutes River
The Lower Deschutes is one of the best rivers to fish for native trout and running steelhead in the Pacific Northwest. If you have a drift boat, you're best bet is to hit the water between Warm Springs and Trout Creek. While the drift boat or raft is the best way to make your way down the river, fishing from a boat isn't allowed; so anchor up, get out and wade those riffles.
Lower Deschutes River Fishing Regulations
Lower Deschutes River Weather
Fishing Maps of the Lower Deschutes River
Our Lower Deschutes River fishing maps represent the areas that we've fished and we're openly sharing with you. We're always looking for contributors, if you've got a fishing spot you'd like to add send it to us using the "Share a Spot" button below.
Lower Deschutes River Recommended Flies
The flies we've listed below are some of the locals favorites for this section of the river. If you're interested in learning to tie these flies, we've included links to show you how!
Lower Deschutes River Stocking Schedule
ODFW is not stocking the Deschutes River at this time. For more information on stocking schedules for Oregon rivers and lakes, please visit the ODFW Trout Stocking website.