Summer Trout Multi-Day Float Trips
About the Deschutes River
Want to experience the best trout fishing Oregon has to offer? How about world class-wild-Rainbow Trout fishing in 2000′ deep canyons with super-fun whitewater all at our best price of the year! Experience the canyon with the professional staff of Water Time Outfitters on our Summer Trout Special. Our signature camps are second to none. Experience the wildlife, white water and fly fishing on Oregon’s best River- truly a bucket list trip!
In case you didn’t know, the Deschutes River is a gem among NW rivers and a mecca for trout anglers. This summer, caddis hatches, wild rainbow trout, and the scenic canyon setting will combine to provide you with a must-experience river trip. With the full beauty of the deep canyon and its surrounding wildlife, it’s easy to see why the river has been declared a National Scenic Waterway. This world-class fishery is only available to guides like WTO with exclusive BLM permits. Join us for a drift boat float trip searching out the riffles, sudsy eddies and foamy pockets for the amazing Deschutes River rainbows.
Catching Trout on the Deschutes
The Fishing: Trout on the Deschutes average a strong 14″ with some fish up to 20″. These fish are solid, strong fighters that in our opinion would whip any Montana trout. The oxygenated waters of the Deschutes average a steady 6 mph. Combine that with a heady diet of protein, and these feisty fish put up a good battle. Expect good to excellent hatches of caddis. These fluttering moth-like insects are a staple in the trout’s daily diet this time of year. We fish dries in pockets, riffles and eddies, often spotting big bruisers. When the dry fly action is not on – working subsurface with nymphs is a deadly combination.
The NEW Twist: The new strategy that is simply killing it is Euro-Nymphing. This technique brought to us by the Europeans and World Tournament fly anglers has been refined and tuned for our NW fisheries. Euro-Nymphing can be amazing on the Deschutes! Come and learn this new strategy so you can use it on your favorite river. PLUS! Our guides have been finding some BIG rainbows with streamer fishing strategies. If you’d like to learn about EURO-NYMPH, STREAMER Strategies or dries, this trip is a blast!
What to Expect on Your Multi-Day Float Trip
Our camps on the Deschutes are simply “home away from home”, and we strive to make you as comfortable as possible. Our tents are canvas tents 14’x 14′ with plenty of room to stand up and walk around. We provide the most comfortable cots available and cushy sleeping pads. Our camp staff goes ahead and sets up the camp so you simply fish and relax.
We meet you in the town of Maupin, OR and drive upriver in our vehicles to the Trout Creek put-in. This gives us access to a 32-mile float that is the best trout water on the river. In addition, the big whitewater here limits traffic from other anglers. We float three days and get you back to your vehicle mid-afternoon the last day in Maupin.
This three-day adventure is only $1,250 per angler! (Normally $1,450). We have just a few spots open in 2020. Please reserve ASAP if you want a spot. Each trip we can take 6 anglers and 8 can easily be accommodated. There’s a minimum group size of 4 (if you only have one or two in your group we can pair you with others).
What We Provide
- An experienced guide! Expect patient, personalized attention and an intent focus on optimizing your time on the water.
- This trip also includes camp staff to float ahead and prepare camp.
- Your boater pass.
- Pick-up and drop-off in Maupin, OR (Just a couple of hours from the Portland airport!)
- We provide dry bags for your use.
- Camp is fully supplied with tents, cots, and comfortable sleeping pads.
- On overnight trips, we supply all your meals starting with BBQ shore lunch day one through lunch the last day.
- Soft drinks, snacks, and water.
- Flies! We carry thousands of them.
- 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 Maupin, 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.