|| One of Oregon's premier fisheries, the Deschutes River has been popular for a hundred years due to its spectacular desert scenery, challenging whitewater, prolific "redside" native trout and summer steelhead runs. No fishing is allowed from boats. |
The Deschutes is especially appealing to flyfishers seeking technical, hatch-matching situations. It flows northward through Central Oregon out of the Cascade Mountains & empties into the Columbia River.
photographer: Ralph Gifford
source: Oregon State Archives
Oregon Department of Transportation