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Postby Greenboat » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:22 pm

If there’s anyone on here that runs the deschutes and is willing to let me tag along and learn I’d love to pay for your fuel. I don’t have the guts or the knowledge to run skinny rocky waters yet, but I want to learn how to use my boat for what it’s made to do.
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Re: Lower Deschutes

Postby Riverjohn » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:27 am

Greenboat wrote:If there’s anyone on here that runs the deschutes and is willing to let me tag along and learn I’d love to pay for your fuel. I don’t have the guts or the knowledge to run skinny rocky waters yet, but I want to learn how to use my boat for what it’s made to do.

What kind of water have you run so far? Any other rivers? :Drink: :Drink:
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Re: Lower Deschutes

Postby Greenboat » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:51 pm

I haven’t ran in anything other than lakes and the Columbia. So I am as green as they get. My boss wants to go run some rivers in the valley that he has taken his mini jet up, but I’d like to at least ride with someone more experienced a few times before I go in any skinny water. I live about 15 minutes from the mouth of the deschutes is why I asked about the deschutes. I know it’s a technical river do to it’s kinda tough to read and has some bad glares. But I’d love to go up it eventually.
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Re: Lower Deschutes

Postby Eagle1 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:26 pm

The dechutes is a more safe run if you drive into Macks canyon and learn from there down maybe 20 miles first. The lower 3 miles of the dechutes likes to eat boats. We are going to macks in july for a week at macks to fish for summer fish if you want to tag along.
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Re: Lower Deschutes

Postby Greenboat » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:37 pm

I might have to come up for a weekend and learn from you if that’s ok! I’ve fished the deschutes my whole life from the bank, and I’ve definitely seen some boats take a beating at rattlesnake rapids and just above it. Which I think that is about mile 2.
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Re: Lower Deschutes

Postby Eagle1 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:54 pm

Yes. I have fished the big D for 45 years. You can run the section below macks with just a few runs under your belt. Rattle snake is a different call. Text me your number and I will call you a week in advance for the run. I will run my 22 Almar up there. My 25 diesel is a bit big and not much fun like the Almar. 503-816-80four two
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Re: Lower Deschutes

Postby Ahusk » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:18 am

Learning to run rivers on the deschutes is the fastest way I can think of to sink a perfectly good jetboat. I get that it is your home river but you really should learn somewhere else. Anywhere else would be preferable.
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Re: Lower Deschutes

Postby Riverjohn » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:52 am

Ahusk wrote:Learning to run rivers on the deschutes is the fastest way I can think of to sink a perfectly good jetboat. I get that it is your home river but you really should learn somewhere else. Anywhere else would be preferable.

Plus 1. :Drink: :Drink:
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Re: Lower Deschutes

Postby Jetdaddy77 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:22 am

Ahusk wrote:Learning to run rivers on the deschutes is the fastest way I can think of to sink a perfectly good jetboat. I get that it is your home river but you really should learn somewhere else. Anywhere else would be preferable.


Alan knows what he's talking about. I did a pretty good job making a group run exciting before we even made it to Moody... Turned in to a boat on the bank between rattlesnake and lower gordon with bilge pumps going full tilt. Ended up with a $6k hull and pump repair on insurance. I'll never forget the help and support we got from Ken, alan, carl, and everyone else on that trip.
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Re: Lower Deschutes

Postby Eagle1 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:00 pm

Matt, you still running rivers with the white cane?
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Re: Lower Deschutes

Postby Jetdaddy77 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:26 pm

Eagle1 wrote:Matt, you still running rivers with the white cane?


Nope, just pay more attention, and don't go to the Deschutes...
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Re: Lower Deschutes

Postby Eagle1 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:31 pm

The deschutes is not that bad. Matt did you get stiches or just boat damage? I have run up from the mouth at least 75 times and never touched rock. Matt, did you hit in the pool before Moody?
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Re: Lower Deschutes

Postby jimmydiesel » Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:05 pm

Shouldn't have said that Eagle!!
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Re: Lower Deschutes

Postby Greenboat » Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:26 pm

I’m open to suggestions on rivers to start out on, i will eventually run the deschutes once i get some experience. I mostly posted this to see if I could ride along with someone that is experienced and learn some stuff and figure out what I should do to prepare for running rivers. And thanks everyone for the reply’s!
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Re: Lower Deschutes

Postby Eagle1 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:08 pm

Greenboat, Come over to the valley and run with a few of us in the winter time on the Clackamas. The Deschutes from macks to below Washout is a easy run if you can read water. Greenboat message me your cell number. Go on Google earth and study the pics from Macks to below Washout.
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Re: Lower Deschutes

Postby Jetdaddy77 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:09 pm

Greenboat wrote:I’m open to suggestions on rivers to start out on, i will eventually run the deschutes once i get some experience. I mostly posted this to see if I could ride along with someone that is experienced and learn some stuff and figure out what I should do to prepare for running rivers. And thanks everyone for the reply’s!

I would ride along on the big D with any of the guys that replied to this post, with the exception of me. I'm 50/50 so far on my trips. Thanksgiving on the Clackamas is a good trip to go on. We've tapped a couple times on the run, but it's mostly higher water and not too sharp...
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Re: Lower Deschutes

Postby Ahusk » Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:39 pm

Don't listen to Dennis. He has hit on the Deschutes. He was just going so fast he couldn't tell if it was a hit or just waves banging. :)
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Re: Lower Deschutes

Postby Eagle1 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:18 pm

I hit it 96. I crashed in 2010 just playing in Washout. Had stiches installed. Nurse ask where are you going and I said we have fuel to burn so back to river.LOL
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Re: Lower Deschutes

Postby Hell Yes » Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:38 pm

Dennis, you should get rid of that wine filter and put an LSA in and then you can burn more fuel.
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