Donner und Blitzen River

Frenchglen, Oregon 97736

Donner und Blitzen River

Donner und Blitzen River Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"I’m one happy person when I’m in this remote section of Oregon and fishing the Donner und Blitzen (commonly referred to as just the Blitzen). If I could design my own trout stream, I’d use the Blitzen above Page Springs Campground as a model. The river above Page Springs flows through a relatively narrow canyon that’s lined with juniper and pine trees. If you like small, remote, desert streams, the Blitzen will fulfill one of your fly fishing fantasies. The Blitzen originates in the Steens Mountain range, one of the most scenic regions in Oregon. Donner und Blitzen, German for “thunder and lightning,” refers to a single river.

This is a wonderful trout stream, but it requires lots of walking to get to the best fishing. Hardy rainbows are your reward. Because you will do a lot of walking to find these fish, make sure your wading equipment is comfortable and fits properly. Types of Fish: Rainbow trout, generally from 8 to 14 inches, although fish up to 20 inches are taken on a regular basis. This eTrail covers the "where, when, and how" to fish in this region. You'll get a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to bring, and the best flies to use."

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Dec 2018