Steelhead Single-Day Float Trips – Deschutes
About the Deschutes River
The World famous Deschutes River is second to none in steelhead fly fishing. This river is a gem in the high desert of central Oregon. Flowing north to the Columbia River the Deschutes River is home to one of the most robust summer and fall steelhead runs in the lower 48.
Catching Steelhead on the Deschutes
Aggressive steelhead caught on swung fly are the hallmark of the Deschutes. Most of the season steelhead can be caught on floating lines. This technique is thrilling and rewarding. Our permit covers the lower 100 miles of the Deschutes River for both drift boats and power boats. We fish different sections as these prized fish migrate upriver. Fishable numbers of steelhead are available from July through November.
For more than 25 years Water Time Outfitter’s guides have been offering the best adventures for Deschutes River steelhead.
What to Expect on Your Single Day Float Trip
During the summer and fall timeframe Steelhead fly fishing is best morning and evening. We focus on getting our clients optimal time on the best water. We float the Deschutes in drift boats covering miles of beautiful steelhead water. This time of year the days are long and we often are on the river from before sun-up to after sun-down to give you the best opportunity at steelhead.
Single day float trips are one to three anglers per boat. We can also accommodate large corporate groups for single day trips.
Single Day Guide Trip Fees
What We Provide
- An experienced guide! Expect patient, personalized attention and an intent focus on optimizing your time on the water.
- Flies! We carry thousands of them.
- We supply a hot BBQ lunch on the shore, soft drinks, snacks, and water.
- Email with a detailed itinerary of your trip including directions to the meeting point, what to bring and what to expect.
- Rod, reel, and lines are available when scheduled in advance.
What You Provide
- Your travel arrangements to and from the meeting place for your trip in or near Portland, OR.
- Waders and Boots (Let us know if you need recommendations.)
- Your Fishing License! (Don’t have one yet? Visit Oregon Fish and Wildlife HERE.)
- Polarized sunglasses.
- Even though we have flies, we recommend you bring your favorites with you!
- Give us a heads up on any dietary restrictions before the trip.