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: Lower Columbia over?

11-04-2010, 01:22 PM
Eric, OC, etc -

I missed the Clearwater trip but am still planning on making a trip this fall. Is the lower Columbia (Deschutes above the falls, Klick, etc) done? I can hit the upper Kalama, tinker around the high flows on the Cow, EF Lewis etc.

11-05-2010, 12:11 AM
Hey, Juro,

You can catch plenty of steelhead above the falls on the Deschutes (assuming you mean Shearars Falls). They are, however, not in the very best of fighting condition.

If you put in below Trout Creek, make sure you know your way through Whitehorse Rapids. Cyncially, from a river-runners viewpoint, the upper Deschutes is a one-rapid river with a one-rock rapid. That rock is not named "Oh ****" for nothing.