Western Trout

Fall Deschutes River Float

Max Salzburg August 24, 2023

The Deschutes River in Oregon has the distinction of being one of the West’s best rainbow trout fisheries. From mid-September through October, guests can have the opportunity to fish for the famed Deschutes redside trout during the day targeting them on dry flies in morning and evening.

In mid-September the summer crowds on the river have waned, the air temperature is cooling, and the fish are hungry. In the fall, the large redband trout gorge themselves on the prolific October caddis hatches. As the weather cools the high-desert wildlife begins to become more active and it is not uncommon to see Bighorn sheep, deer,and dozens of species of birds while floating down the river.  

The Deschutes is also a favored stomping ground for some of our favorite outfitters. David Renton has guided the river for more than 30 years and his wife Debbie has been there with him creating the most comfortable camps and preparing the tastiest meals that guided Deschutes anglers have ever experienced. In keeping with their priorities, they also raised their boys Dillon and Knut on the river and with time they have become an integral part of this finely tuned family-run outfitting business.

Available Dates:

  • September 18 - 20: 4 spots
  • September 22 - 24: 6 spots
  • September 27 - 29: 6 spots
  • October 1- 4: 6 spots
  • October 6 - 8: 6 spots

$1,800 + $25 Boater Pass per person for a 2 night/3 day package based on double occupancy
$2,400 + $25 Boater Pass per person for a 3 night/ 4 day package based on double occupancy

3 night/ 4 day Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Portland or Redmond, OR and overnight at your elected accommodations.

Day 2: Drive to Trout Creek launch site to meet guides for a full day of guided fishing. Lunch and dinner are provided riverside. Overnight at riverside camp. Vehicle will be shuttled to take out.

Day 3 - 4: Full days of guided fishing with all meals and riverside accommodations included.

Day 5: Full day of guided fishing with breakfast and lunch. After fishing take out at Harpham Flat and depart for home.

Deschutes River Float

Experiece incredible desert scenery, whitewater, wildlife, and incredible trout fishing.

Renton River Adventures

Read more about the Renton family and their passion for the rivers of Oregon.

Let's Get You Ready to Float the Deschutes

Our Western Trout Destination Manager is Max Salzburg