We here at Rogue River Outfitters hate to be the bearer of bad news… But we have gotta tell you if your thinking of a quick trip over to the Deschutes this week or next keep an eye on the levels of the river.
As we pulled off the Deschutes Sat. afternoon the river was running hard and fast at about 6500cfs. By Sunday morning the Deschutes was out of shape running at 7500cfs with no signs of letting up for a while… 😦
Our previous trip (6/3 – 6/5) ran the river at a high levels, and although it effected the fishing there were still fish being caught by everyone. Once the river hit that 7000 mark on Sunday morning, we knew there was no hope.
Watch the water levels if and when the Deschutes drops back into the 5000 to 4500 range the fish should be on a rampage.
Now the good news. Lucky for us all this rain will help for our 2010 Rogue Rafting Season. 🙂 As the reservoir starts to fill up, the river should run full nearly all of our season on the Rogue. This means the Rogue Rapids will be an absolute “HOOT”. We’ve seen these levels before, we are here to tell you the Rogue will be the best ride on the west coast.
We still have some openings for Rogue Rafting 2010. Give us a call and lets see if we can find a date that will work for you!