Bend, Oregon was ranked #8 out of the 20 best fishing towns in America by Field and Stream in 2008. Bend is central Oregon’s largest city and it is now known as a gateway for many outdoor activities such as camping, rock climbing, white-water rafting, mountain biking, hiking and fishing.
There are so many places to fish here with a variety of fish. Some of the fish you are going to see in this area are rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, redband trout, steelhead, whitefish, bull trout and cutthroat trout. Most anglers fish the Deschutes River for rainbow trout, brown trout, steelhead and even smallmouth bass.
See How It Ranks
|Bend, OR||Points||Points Possible|
|Ability to catch a lot of fish||2||2|
|Ability to catch trophy fish||2||2|
|Good for multiple species of fish||1||1|
|Guides & Charters available||1||1|
|Quality lodging options||1||1|
|Businesses such as boat storage, rentals, repair, outfitters, etc.||1||1|
|Overly Crowded||0||Minus 1|
|Overly Expensive||0||Minus 1|
|Highest Score Possible||10|