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.
May 21, 2022 - Here we are, May 21st and it's been a weird start to the fishing season since April. Mostly due to snow up in the lakes and wind and cold weather down on the rivers. Is that about to change? For a while it looks like and that is why I think this is going to … Continue reading An exciting fishing report 5/21/2022
April 10, 2022 - Good morning. If you're reading this from the Pacific NW you are likely drinking your coffee and wearing a sweater today. I've even got a stocking hat on and I am inside. I guess I need to get the wood stove going again. This is the 2nd weekend in a row that Oregon mountains are … Continue reading Brrrrr, Fishing in snowflakes update 4/10/22
January 15, 2022 - Welcome to Winter! It's a wonderland up there with the snow pack looking pretty good for the moment. We now have a blocking high pressure system which is making for some warm sunny days again, and that bodes well for getting out and enjoying some good access to the rivers in our area. The Metolius … Continue reading MLK Weekend Fishing Report 1/14/22
October 29, 2021 - Good afternoon, I am home tying up loose ends, doing my last big orders for the 2022 upcoming season and getting ready to hop on a plane and go fishing in Mexico. I was out a few days this week locally, and the FFP guide team is still busy all over the waters here. It … Continue reading Fishing Report and Updates for 10/29/21
Be sure to check out nearby fishing spots, they're less than 15 miles away from Lower Deschutes River!