The Deschutes River is a well-known fly-fishing destination. It may even be the best known fishing destination in the entire state. This popular river is one of the few Blue Ribbon fisheries where you can catch both wild steelhead and native trout. The Deschutes River runs approximately 100 miles from the last dam to the entrance of the Columbia River. You can catch more than 30 species of fish in the Deschutes River, including Chinook salmon, summer steelhead, sockeye salmon, redband trout, bull trout, and mountain whitefish. You may also catch one of the five species of fish that have been introduced here, which include coho salmon, brown trout, cutthroat trout, brook trout and lake trout.
Deschutes River Fish:
Deschutes River boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Deschutes River.