When heading to the river, or even thinking about it, as members of Trout Unlimited our vision becomes inherently multi-faceted. Heraclitus stated it perfect with "You could never step into the same river twice". We think of the target species, we think and review weather, flows, temps, and hatch... [ READ MORE... ]
While I am not usually given to get on a rant (insert "sheesh" here) an article that came out through the Oregonian has gotten a lot of people a little burnt on our State Governement.
In Oregon you can drive around and look at the license plates and tell right away those of us who have a devotion... [ READ MORE... ]
Since the dams were put in place on the Deschutes River to create Crane Prairie and Wickiup Reservoirs, our beloved Deschutes River has been managed for the primary purpose of irrigation. In the years before these barriers were put in place the free flowing river allowed for healthy populations of... [ READ MORE... ]
Type of stream: Freestone, Tailwater
Angling methods: Fly, spin
Species: Steelhead, Rainbows and Salmon
Season: All year in some sections, but check regulations
Supporting Services: Maupin
Short take: Redband ‘bows, steelhead, salmon itch to bust up your... [ READ MORE... ]
Kim Brannock was trail running along the Deschutes in Bend Ore. when she noticed a pool of water in a dewatered side channel. The pool was full of fish struggling to survive in the small pool of warm, de-oxygenated water.
Rather than sit idly by, Brannock decided to to what she could to help. This... [ READ MORE... ]