On our multi-day trout camp float trips, we cover between 25 and 45 miles of wild and scenic river. Spend your days floating from spot to spot fishing in all of the prime places along the way.
There are a few different options for overnight trout camp trips on the Deschutes River: Putting in at Warm Springs or Trout Creek and floating roughly 40 miles to Maupin; Putting in just downstream of Maupin and floating to Macks Canyon; or putting in at Macks Canyon and floating to the mouth of the Deschutes. Which trout camp float we choose is going to be based on the hatches that are active at the time as well as on the customer's preference.
Our fishing program is tailored to provide you, the client, the highest quality one-on-one interaction with our highly experienced guide staff. We put a maximum of two anglers in each boat, which means that you will spend at least half of your guide day with your guide by your side, scouting and spotting rising trout. Our guides are extremely attentive to enhancing your fly fishing experience - whether you want a fish spotter, a casting instructor, a human wading staff, or simply a friendly chat while fishing - our guides are there at your side. This personal experience with a patient, knowledgeable, and fun guide at your side, is what sets our overnight floats apart from all the rest. You won't catch our guides sitting in the boat while you fish, nor will you see them pick up a rod and fish for themselves.... professional guides just don't do those things. A guide is there to maximize your fishing experience and enjoyment.
Our camps are very comfortable - large sleeping tents are set up with two padded cots in each and ample room for standing and changing clothes. Many guests choose to fully enjoy the mosquito-free desert environment, by moving their cots mere feet from the river they can enjoy the canopy of stars. For all of our Safari-style camps, your camp support raft will float down river ahead of the anglers to reserve a great camping spot and will have the camp set-up and functional as you float in after a long day of fishing. On the 1-2 angler traditional camp trips, the guide will have all the camp gear in the back of his drift boat and you will have the flexibility to stop and camp wherever you happen to be as evening approaches.
Our meals are thoughfully prepared and specialize in Northwest Cuisine. Sit down at the riverside table to enjoy marinated free-range chicken breast with strawberry salsa, mushroom risotto, in-season fresh fruit salad, and northwest cheesecake for desert. The next night your river-sized hunger will be satified by table-tossed caesar salad, USDA choice thick-cut New York strip steak with mushroom-cabrenet sauce, cast-iron Lyonaisse potatoes, and sauteed apples for dessert. In the morning you will awake to the enticing aroma of dark roast gourmet coffee in the French press. Wade into the camp water and cast to trout until the smell of farmer's sausage patties and hot giddle-fresh pancakes lures you back to the breakfast table. After breakfast, you will hop into the driftboat with your guide and take off from camp to enjoy a day of floating and fishing.
Trout camping trips are extremely popular, so advance reservations are required.
Trips are available for groups of 2-8 anglers. Every two anglers will have a guide boat to themselves and a tall spacious tent with two cots each with a sleeping pad. Due to the nature of staffing this type of trip, we book groups in even numbers so that each guide boat has two anglers/passengers. If your group is an odd number, you will be charged at the rate of the next highest even number. For example, a group of five is charged the rate for the group of six. So, keep in mind when arranging your group size that an even number of campers gives you the best value for your dollar. If you wish to do a camp trip with only one or two paying guests, we offer two styles of camp trips for small groups: Traditional Camp Trips and Safari-style camp trips.
Traditional-Style Camp Trips are the most economical way for one or two anglers to enjoy a camp trip. Your guide on a traditional-style trip is also your camp host and personal chef. All of the camp gear will travel with you in the back of the drift boat and thus you can stop and make camp anywhere - which gives the guide great flexibility. If the fishing is hot in one area, why leave? You can make camp right there and fish until it is too dark to tie on a fly.
Safari-Style Camp Trips are very luxurious because we provide a staff member who spends the entire day preparing the camp for you while you are fishing with your guide. The camp host will float ahead of the guided anglers to find the most premier camp site on the stretch of river you are fishing that day. He will set up a dining table under a sun shade, he will set up an elaborate kitchen and a table for cocktails, he will have a cooler or two dedicated to beverages for your evening enjoyment, and when you roll into camp the appetizers will be served. All of our camp trips for three or more anglers are Safari-style trips. Deposit and Cancellation or Date Change Policy
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Single Handed Fly Rod 3wt-6wt
Fly Lines DT or WF
Leader and Tippet: 9' to 10' Leader and 4x and 5x Tippet
Chest Waders and Boots
Sleeping Bag Toiletries-personal items Small Towel Sandals/Camp Shoes Headlamp/Flashlight