STEELHEAD FISHING, Email for info
The Deschutes river is a gem among northwest rivers. Flowing 252 miles from the high cascades in central Oregon, the Deschutes is the largest spring fed river in the western United States. Trout fishing best dates are May-October and prime dates for Steelhead are September, October and November. With the full beauty of the canyon and surrounding wildlife it's easy to understand why this river has been declared a National Scenic Waterway. This world class fishery is only available to guides with exclusive BLM permits.
Deschutes Steelhead Fishing
Join us for an unforgettable Steelhead adventure on the Deschutes River. This fishery is one of the best in the world for catching steelhead on the swung fly. Steelhead, both wild and hatchery, range in size from 4 to 20 pounds and average around 6 to 8 pounds. These fish are wild and crazy fighters and move aggressively to the fly. Join us fishing a floating line and swing your fly across the surface; see what the addiction is all about. This is one of the best fisheries to catch a steelhead on the swung fly.
Deschutes Steelhead Overnight Trips
This guided adventure is a minimum of three days and is a fully outfitted trip. Deluxe camps are pre-set riverside on some of our best steelhead runs. Camps are comfortable with warm canvas tents with lots of room, cots, sleeping pads and heaters to keep you comfortable. Float and fish with your guide during the day, enjoy a barbeque shore lunch and optimize your time on the water. Learn the basics of casting if you are new or brush up on advanced skills with one of our excellent guides. In the evening float into camp and enjoy hot hor'dourvers and a relaxing drink. Meals are hearty and you won't leave hungry. This is an adventure not to miss: aggressive steelhead, breath-taking canyon views, whitewater float and filling meals. What could be better?
Deschutes One Day float trips
$450 for 2 ($150 for add'l angler)
Deschutes Day trips include: float tripBLM boater passguidefliesrod/reel if requestedBBQ shore lunch.
Deschutes Overnight trips
Deschutes Steelhead Video
$350 per person / per day
Overnight trips include:guide with 2 anglers per boatfliesrod/reel if requestedall meals from lunch day 1 through lunch last dayBLM boater pass
deluxe comfortable camp and camp staff which hauls your extra gear and sets up camp ahead of guide boats.
Deschutes River Steelhead with WTO
|Clackamas River Steelhead
Clackamas River Steelhead are available January through June most years. Runs consist of wild, broodstock and hatchery fish. Winter, spring and summer run steelhead are available. Fishing for steelhead close to Portland can be fun and productive. We use spey rods and sink tips much of the year fishing the swung fly for aggressive grabs from fish that can push 20lbs. Average size is approximately 8lbs. Indicator strategies work well also. We fish the Clackamas with a drift boat. This is one of Rob Crandall's favorite rivers having grown up on the Clackamas.
| Clackamas Steelhead One Day float trip|
$400 for 2 ($150 for additional angler)
Drift boat float trip
Flies and equipment
(schedule gear needed in advance)
(Hot BBQ shore lunches served when pre-scheduled –additional $10 fee per person)