Lake Billy Chinook Reservoir

awhile The lake’s name honors Billy Chinook a Wasco Indian who joined the John C. Fremont expedition in 1843. Lake Billy Chinook, created by Round Butte Dam fills the canyons of the Crooked, Metolius and Deschutes Rivers. Although Lake Billy Chinook holds largemouth, and Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow, Brown Trout, Kokanee salmon, what is really targeted on our trips is he massive Bull Trout that come into the lake system in the Spring.

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    What is Included in the Guide Trip

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Central Oregon weather can be unpredictable.  We recommend bring some layers, including a light rain jacket.  Sunscreen, snacks, drinks, sunglasses and a hat.  During the peak summer months it can be close to 100 degrees, hydration is key along side skin protection.

    We will provide all the flies, leader, tippet, rods and reels, but you are welcome to bring your own as well.

    The drive from the shop to Crane Prairie is about 40 minutes.  Same for Wickiup.  East lake is about an hour drive.  The upper Deschutes River is about 30-50 minutes depending on where we fish that day.  Crooked River is about 1.5 hours to get to the river from Sunriver.

    Unfortunately no, fishing isnt catching and sometimes its just difficult to hook up. But we guarantee you that we will work as hard as possible to get you hooked up on that fish.

    The shop hours are typically 9A-5P Monday through Sunday.  We will vary the hours of the trip though depending on the location we are fishing. 

    We require half payment to reserve the spot and then the remainder on the day of the trip.  We take all forms of credit cards and paypal.

    Contact us as soon as you can to cancel the trip.  Costs for late cancellation may incur.

    Yes, but it needs to be done at least 30 days prior to the first day of the guide trip otherwise you loose the deposit.


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    “…Simply an outstanding fishing experience!”

    ” Thanks so much for a great time and wonderful fishing trip.  My son loved every minute of it!”

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