The steelhead fishing is RED HOT right now on the Deschutes River. Cooler weather and overcast skies has made for some of the best fishing this fall so far. But don’t wait too long to hit the river because there is only 2 months left in the Deschutes steelhead season. Fishing should continue to be good right on through the end of the year.
Don’t forget trout season closes on the Lower Deschutes from Pelton Dam down to the northern end of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation at the end of October.
Even though the Deschutes is running low on steelhead days, the Sandy River winter steelhead season is just about to fire up. Usually by December there are more than enough steelhead in the Sandy to start targeting them. With big rains already hitting the Sandy, some steelhead should already be thinking about heading up the river.