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Lower Deschutes River

The Deschutes is a desert river flowing north through deep, rugged canyons and has some of the biggest trout water that an angler will ever see.  High-side drift boats or inflatable rafts help anglers easily cover large stretches water, but numerous class III and IV rapids make the Deschutes appropriate for experienced whitewater boaters only.…
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By: Jason Halsey

Middle Deschutes River

Beginning at the base of Benham Falls, this section of the Deschutes travels north through the town of Bend, through Redmond, Terrebonne, and then all the way to Lake Billy Chinook. Anglers can expect to encounter everything from smooth meandering flows over sandy bottom, to rolling whitewater characteristic of steep elevation drops in this year ‘round…
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By: Jason Halsey

Upper Deschutes River

The Upper Deschutes River starts its journey as a narrow stream exiting the southwest corner of Little Lava Lake.  In the shadow of Mount Bachelor, the Upper Deschutes continues roughly 7 miles southward until it enters the north end of Crane Prairie reservoir.  Although generally in the 6-9 inch range, anglers can enjoy the fantastic…
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By: Jason Halsey

Crooked River

Carving a beautiful canyon through the volcanic basalt, the Crooked River is a tributary of the Deschutes.  Cold water released from the base of Bowman Dam creates the river's most productive 10 miles, called the Wild and Scenic section.  This stretch of the river supports a buffet of insects and large numbers of native Redband…
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By: Tye Krueger