Deschutes Trout fishing Season
We begin our trout fly fishing season in May and offer trout trips thru July. The Deschutes has 3 major hatches that we Target. The Salmon fly and golden stone hatch which happens in May and early June. A verity of mayfly’s hatching all year and caddis hatching June thru October. The Salmon fly and stone fly are the most popular hatches, casting a large #6 or #8 dry stone pattern up under over hanging tree limbs waiting in anticipation for the surface to erupt the Deschutes trout take the large flies very aggressively. My favorite is the caddis hatche June and July same fish a longer more delicate cast along a grassy bank, foam line or back eddie. Gentle presentation slow drift and an ever so shubtle dimple on the surface lift your rod fish on.
Deschutes Redside Trout:
The trout in the Deschutes are rainbows and cut bows. The cut bows are nicknamed Redsides due to the large crissum red stripe down there side. They are a beautiful trout. Because the Deschutes is a large powerful river so are the trout that live in it.
Our Deschutes Guides:
All of our deschutes guides are independently licensed subcontractors trained in First-Aid, CPR and AED Approved. All of our deschutes guides have many years experience fishing and boating the Deschutes and numerous other Oregon, Washington and California rivers. We all have a true love, great understanding and appreciation for fly fishing and the outdoors. We truly believe that we have the best crew on the Deschutes River.
A McKenzie river drift boat will be your transportation down the river. These boats are safe comfortable and easy to get in and out of. We recommend 2 anglers per boat and 1 guide however since all fishing is done from shore we can accommodate 3 anglers per boat if you prefer.
An average day on the Deschutes
Nearly all of the Deschutes shore line is fishable. Camps and lunch sites are located on good fishable water. Coffee is ready at 6:am breakfast at 8:am. We try to hit the river by 9:am by now its starting to warm up an the insects begin to fly. We break for lunch about 1:pm lunch is usually an hour to hour and a half depending on the group. Depending on the preference of the anglers we can arrive at camp around 7:pm or fish to dark about 9:30pm. Many anglers enjoy going to camp to relax, enjoy the accommodations, swap stories and enjoy the beauty of the Deschutes canyon. Others come to the Deschutes to fish and fishing late can often be rewarding. It is your trip and we are here to make it the best for you.
Our Deschutes Camps:
Since there are no lodges along the Deschutes we prepare a deluxe camp. We have a large cargo raft that hauls all the camping gear. While the anglers are fishing the camp crew is busy setting up the evenings camp. When we arrive camp is complete. We use large spacious tents, cots, lounge chairs you name it everything except the kitchen sink.
Our Deschutes Meals:
Being a second generation outfitter and outfitting myself for 35 years I know that nothing in nature is a guarantee. For this reason we take great pride in our camps and all our meals. Breakfast and dinner are prepared at camp. All food is fresh and prepared in front of you by the guide crew. We do have a set menu but we are happy to take requests or make substitutions.
Our Deschutes Shore Lunches:
Lunches are no exception, after the mornings fish the guide crew will prepare a nice shore lunch. Our lunches are set out deli style fresh hand sliced meats all the best sandwich makings. A large verity of home made salads, home made jams, jellies, cakes and cookies. You wont go hungry now back to fishing.