Lower Deschutes to stay open for steelhead fishing

The Lower Deschutes River will remain open by permanent rule for steelhead fishing through at least Sept. 14 after meeting a key threshold in its fish management framework.

Between July 1- 25, 2023, 10,809 unmarked summer steelhead passed Bonneville Dam. A minimum of 9,900 was needed during July to keep steelhead fishing open. If less than 9,900 had passed for July, Deschutes River steelhead fishing would have closed on Aug. 15.


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