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Entries in deschutes river (18)


Rode Trip: Bikepacking and Flyfishing on the Deschutes River Trail 

An excellent piece about fly fishing and camping via pedal power along Oregon's Deschutes River Trail.

People write and talk about the salmon fly hatch on the Deschutes River with near religious awe. It’s a time when strange, two inch, orange insects emerge and line the grasses on the banks of the river in biblical proportions, causing large and usually wary trout to throw caution to the wind and feed on the surface with the desperation of the last call at Old Country Buffet.

Or that’s what they say, at least.

LINK (via: The Path Less Pedaled)


Fishing the #OregonTroutback

On May 23rd, 2014 over a hundred cyclists pushed themselves to their physical limits in an epic 360 mile bike race across Oregon's unforgiving and vast landscape.

We went fishing.

(via: The Path Less Pedaled)


Central Oregon Grapples With Rising Oil Train Safety Risks

Photo of an oil train on the Deschutes River May 4 courtesy of Friends of the Gorge.

A growing number of oil trains are now moving south along Central Oregon’s Deschutes River, presenting a new risk for oil spills along one of Oregon’s most iconic rivers and new safety concerns for communities in the region.

LINK (via: earthfix)


Fly Fishing - "Choice"

"Through cold and ice, a young man must go."


Drought, migrating fish may have contributed to Deschutes fish stranding

The official response from the ODFW regarding a recent Deschutes fish kill and stranding says that this is a unique situation based on a, "suite of unusual conditions."

We're hearing that this has been occurring annually.



“I couldn't tell you why we saw it this year and not other years"

The Bend Bulletin picks up on the Deschutes fish kill.

Hefting buckets, nets and an aerator, Kim Brannock and her family set out Friday morning to help stranded fish in a dwindling pool in a dry channel of the Deschutes River close to Bend.