We fished the Lower D recently while drifting from Warm Springs to Trout Creek and happened to run into Eric’s Deschutes River Bar and Grill. Have you seen it along the river as you’ve floated? The location is a secret, but if you can find it, I highly recommend it.

Launch your drift boat at Warm Springs and begin floating downstream.

Deschutes River Float | www.johnkreft.com

Be sure to enjoy the scenery along the way.

Deschutes River Scenery | www.johnkreft.com

Check out the streamside grass to see if the big bugs are around. It will help you determine which fly to tie onto your leader.

Deschutes River Salmonfly | www.johnkreft.com
Deschutes River Golden Stonefly | www.johnkreft.com

And the fishing can be good too, so top at different locations and cast a fly.

Deschutes River Casting | www.johnkreft.com

You might be lucky and hook up on a fish or two.

Deschutes Redside | www.johnkreft.com

Look for an island where the BBQ is smoking. Grab a beer and cool off in the water waiting for the burgers to cook.

Deschutes River Black Butte Porter | www.johnkreft.com

Enjoy the first bite.

Deschutes Riverburger | www.johnkreft.com

I hear the bartender makes a mean Moscow Mule.

Deschutes River Moscow Mules | www.johnkreft.com

That day, the fish were looking up and taking Golden Stonefly imitations. Clark’s Lady Stone worked well.

Deschutes Redside with Clarks Lady Stone | www.johnkreft.com


Clarks Lady Stone | www.johnkreft.com

Eric’s Deschutes River Bar and Grill doesn’t have a sign. Just keep rowing until you begin to smell the burgers. It’s worth stopping for!

Enjoy…go fish!

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  1. The company Eric keeps is pretty good too! Good times with good friends. “We shall meet on the water, we will tell stories and bad jokes, and laugh with tears in our eyes.”
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