Deschutes River at Lower Bridge Road

Deschutes River at Lower Bridge Road

This section of the Deschutes features weedy banks, freestone pocket water and broad runs. Home to Red Band and Brown trout the section can be difficult to fish in summer due to the heavy vegetation along the banks. A well-traveled trail along the west side of the river downstream of … Continue reading

Meadow Day Use Area

Meadow Day Use Area

Located just over five miles west of Bend, this popular day use area sits along the the Deschutes River.  This site offers hiking access to the Deschutes River Trail and several areas for picnicking next to the river. There are toilets and picnic tables at this site. Dogs must be on leash at all trailheads … Continue reading

Deschutes River at Cow Meadow

Deschutes River at Cow Meadow

The Upper Deschutes River, above Benham Falls is a summer fishing opportunity. Cow Meadow provides access to stream  fishing above the Crane Prairie Reservoir. The river in this section has a variety of stream habitats holding red band and brook trout. Blue Wings, Pale Duns and Caddis are plentiful for … Continue reading

Fall River Hatchery

Fall River Hatchery

The Fall River in La Pine State Park is a well-stocked spring fed stream with gin clear water. The stream is fly fishing only with barbless hooks. Hatches of small BWO and PMD are make these small mayflies the going choice. When surface action is lacking small PT and Hares … Continue reading

Fall River Falls

Fall River Falls

The Fall River in La Pine State Park is a year-round, well-stocked spring fed stream with gin clear water. The stream is fly fishing only with barbless hooks. Abundant hatches of small (#18 & less) Blue Winged Olive and Pale Morning Dun make these small mayflies the going choice. When … Continue reading

Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock

Open all year, he Wild and Scenic Crooked River at Chimney Rock provides easy access to pocket water and deep pools filled with native Redband Trout and Mountain Whitefish. Favorite flies are small (#18 & less) BWO and midges. October (#12) and Mother’s Day  (#14) caddis can provide exciting topwater … Continue reading

Steelhead Falls

Steelhead Falls

In steps, it is only about .5 miles from the trailhead to Steelhead Falls. In terms of geologic time, it is a few million years. Colorful grooves decorate cliffs and show the erosion of time. Wildflowers dot the slopes in the spring and golden eagles soar overhead. The trail to … Continue reading