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Fish Info

Salmon

Fall runs of Chinook migrating to the free flowing reaches of the Columbia River are known as "Up River Brights". September / October is the time to catch these big Salmon where fish over 40 pounds are not uncommon. Trolling deep diving plugs or jigging with spoons are the most effective methods of catching these "Columbia River Hogs".

Sturgeon

Hard runs and aerial leaps make this "Big Game of the Columbia" a challenge for any sportsman to land with rod and reel. Sturgeon from 7 to 9 feet long are caught regularly, and although the oversized fish must be released, it will give you an experience you won't soon forget. Late May through July provides the best action due to the enormous runs of American Shad that they feed on.

Walleye

One of the most popular fisheries in the Mid-Columbia, Walleye are a sporting fish to catch and are highly prized by some as the best eating fresh water fish available. Many experts believe the next world record will come from the Columbia River in this area. Walleye can be caught year 'round with early spring (February - April) usually best.

Steelhead

Summer runs start in July and continue through the end of the year, and whether you fly or spin fish the Deschutes or troll in the Columbia, don't miss out on this spectacular fishing. All Deschutes River trips will take you through some class III and class IV rapids which will add an exciting element to your fishing excursions in this unique scenic canyon.

Trout

Rainbows native to the Deschutes River, known as "Redsides", are some of the hardest fighting trout that you will catch on a fly rod. The year 'round fishing is second to none with hatches virtually every day of the year. Don't miss the "Salmon Fly" hatch in May and June.

Jet Boat Tours

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Take an Exciting Whitewater Jet Boat Tour in the Lower Deschutes River Canyon in a Comfortable 24’ Rogue Jet boat!

History Lessons From The Boat Include...