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.
Be sure to check the Fishing Regulations and Emergency Rules for this area.
Our Lower Deschutes River fishing maps show areas we love to fish. If you've never fished here before these are great places to start.
The flies we've listed below are some of the locals favorites for this section of the water. If you're interested in learning to tie these flies, we've included links to show you how!
ODFW is not stocking Lower Deschutes River at this time. For more information on stocking schedules for Oregon rivers and lakes, please visit the ODFW Trout Stocking website.
There's nothing better than community based reports from people that are on the water! If you're seeing reports from local fly shops and guides please take some time to visit their shops or websites!
March 23, 2020 - Couple bows, one on a captain America pattern Chironomid and another on a brown/orange elkhair caddis.
February 4, 2021 - It is a gorgeous morning in Sisters, Oregon. The snow we got yesterday is shining brightly in the morning sun, and it looks like the next several days include a small warm up in the mid 40's, and over the weekend dry conditions. Should be great to get out and fish. On the Metolius, the … Continue reading February Fishing Forecast 2/4/21
December 23, 2020 - Hello to everyone on this very special week! Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all. Tina and I have been busy with work: the shop is busier than I can remember any holiday season being and she is wrapping up a good year selling real estate. So we haven't fished in about 10 … Continue reading Christmas Week fishing report 12/22/20
December 2, 2020 - The Lower D. on the Day stretch has still been producing nice trout on the dry dropper setup. Adding an egg pattern to your dropper for the next couple weeks will never hurt your chances either. For euro nymphing and under an indicator you can also pick up some trout in the slower riffles and …
November 20, 2020 - The Lower Deschutes is a great place to be this time of year. The colder weather will keep the crowds at bay and the fishing has been very productive. The white fish are spawning and will be dropping eggs for the next couple weeks. Rainbows and Steelhead will sit in tail outs waiting for an …
Be sure to check out nearby fishing spots, they're less than 15 miles away from Lower Deschutes River!