The Deschutes River may be Oregon’s premier Blue Ribbon Trout stream and so we simply had to shoot some film of our recent 3 day trip from Warm Springs to Maupin and share it with you all. The Deschutes offers some of the most consistent fly fishing for Redside rainbow trout and Mountain whitefish anywhere in the west. The river is beautiful and a mostly relaxing float too.
The only real challenges are the whitewater sections of this portion of the river. But when you consider that this is what helps keep the number of anglers down and the fishing good, it is worth the effort. With the rainbows growing up to 30 inches, the whitefish up to 24 inches, and the class IV Whitehorse rapids; this part of the Deschutes River is truly “Red, White, and Rapid”.
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