Lower Deschutes fishing report 10/12/17 Steelhead Season is here!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words… A couple of months ago we weren’t sure how Steelhead season 2017 was going to go. Early in the year we were not very optimistic based on news of a low return. But, what we are finding in 2017 so far has been way more positive with our guides finding more and more steelhead by the week.
I’d say 2017 has given up as many steelhead for us in the last 3 or 4 weeks as it has in the same 3 or 4 week period the last several seasons. We are into the fish.

We’ve been catching fish on traditional swung flies and with nymphs. As we get colder weather now, I expect the Skagit/Sink Tip combo with bigger intruders and leeches will become very good too.


For the next 4, 6, maybe even 8 weeks is going to be great. It is time to book a Steelhead Guided Trip with Troy, Steve, Ben, Mary Ann or Adam. These guides love the Steeley grab as much as anybody and can share with you so many tricks and tips to make you a better angler. From upping your spey game, to putting you on great water a good guide is always worth the investment.

Book by calling (541)549-3474 or fill out our contact form.
Single Day and Multi-Day floats are available. See our Deschutes trip options for more info.
Trout Fishing is also good on the Warm Springs to Trout Creek section. We are finding a lot of nice redsides on Girdle Bugs, Oct Caddis Pupa, Fox’s Pupa, Soft Hackle PT, Wired Stone, 3 Dollar Dip and even on the dry to BWO’s and X caddis.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.