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Lower Deschutes River Guided Float Trip - Half Day

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In 2021 we are excited to offer Half-Day Float trips on the Lower Deschutes. These evening trips start at 3PM and get off the water near dusk, targeting prime-time evening hatches on the Lower Deschutes that are overlooked on traditional full day trips.

You will meet at Fin & Fire Fly Shop at 3pm where you will be outfitted with waders and boots if needed. Before you leave to the river you can pick-up any last minute items (including a beer or two for your evening float at our in-store bar).

After getting outfitted, we will drive, in separate vehicles to the Safeway parking lot in Madras where you will leave your vehicle.  Guests will ride with the guide to the boat launch at Warm Springs, total drive time is about 45 minutes from our shop, where you will float and fish down the scenic Deschutes River until dusk. Although we use our comfortable and spacious drift boats to access the river, you will be fishing from shore, as by law, we cannot fish from boats on the Deschutes, so be prepared for some walking. This trip is great for anyone that would like to spend some quality time in Central Oregon during the first half of the day. Golf in the morning, grab a great lunch and cast a fly with Fin & Fire in the evening? Why not?

Whether you are a seasoned angler or a first-timer, this is a great way to fish the Deschutes during the productive late afternoon and early evening hours but not dedicate a whole day to do so. 

After fishing until dusk and enjoying the breathtaking Deschutes canyon sunset, our truck and trailer will be waiting for us at the boat ramp and you will be driven back to your vehicle.

Cost: $450 ½ Day (4 to 5 hours) Guided Fishing (1 or 2 anglers)

BLM Boater’s Pass and Tribal Permits Included in the Trip Price.

All anglers will need to purchase an Oregon Fishing License.

If you do not have an Oregon Fishing License. Please purchase them at this online site prior to your arrival.  

Oregon Fishing License 

 

  • Our Deschutes River half day float trip starts at about 3 PM. We will meet you at Fin & Fire Fly Shop. After getting outfitted, we will drive, in separate vehicles to the Safeway parking lot in Madras where you will leave your vehicle.  Guests will ride with the guide to the boat launch at Warm Springs, total drive time is about 45 minutes from our shop

    After launching our drift boat we float and fish our way down the scenic Deschutes River. Your guide will work with you, helping you read the water properly as well as put you into some of our favorite spots. In these spots we will use dry fly or nymphing tactics to attempt to fool the hard-fighting Deschutes Redside trout. Although we use our comfortable and spacious drift boats to access the river, you will be doing all your fishing from shore as we cannot fish from boats on the Deschutes.

    About Dusk we will work towards the boat ramp where our truck and boat trailer will be waiting for you to take you back to your vehicle in Madras.