“Lower Deschutes River” Fine Art Print
Steelhead Fisherman’s Dream
This beautiful fine art print of the Deschutes River is the perfect gift for the steelhead fishing enthusiast in your life!
Oregon’s Deschutes River is known throughout the United States as a phenomenal Steelhead fishing river. I have patrolled the Deschutes for years seeking a composition which best captures the essence of this rugged and beautiful Oregon River. As a professional landscape Photographer and occasional Steelhead fisherman, the Deschutes has a few defining characteristics. Rugged Canyon walls that give it an austere beauty. The Deschutes is especially beautiful in spring, when the Canyon can be laden with the color of Wildflowers such as balsamroot and lupines. Occasional mountain views, in this instance, you can see Mt. Hood in the upper right hand corner of this fine art print. The Deschutes River is over 250 miles long. It’s headwaters are in Little Lave Lake located along the Cascades Lakes Highway, South of Bend, Oregon. Little Lava Lake is near larger and more popular lakes such as Sparks Lake , Elk Lake and Hosmer Lake. It briefly travels south then east and then, strangely, north until it reaches the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. The Deschutes River is divided into three sections. The Upper Deschutes River extends from Little Lava Lake to the City of Bend. The Middle Deschutes River extends from Bend to Lake Billy Chinook where it converges with the Metolius River and The Crooked River. The Lower Deschutes, pictured in this beautiful fine art photo, extends from Lake Billy Chinook, to the Columbia River.
Deschutes River and anadromous fish
Several fine non-profit groups, including the Deschutes River Conservancy and the Deschutes Land Trust have helped re-establish populations of Steelhead( sea-run rainbow trout) and Chinook Salmon back into the Deschutes River as well as the Metolius and Crooked Rivers. Their efforts are essential to the maintenance of healthy river ecosystems. If you have an appreciation of the Central Oregon’s Rivers, Please visit their websites and consider making a contribution.