|Fishing the lower Deschutes River for steelhead, 100 miles east of Portland, Oregon|
by Chris Santella
"They pass mammoth Bonneville Dam, the wind-sport mecca of Hood River, and leave the highway at the town of The Dalles, where a large railroad-tie treating facility abuts the highway. The pungent smell of creosote soon mixes with the sage of the high desert, and their anticipation heightens as they near the river. The summer steelhead run reaches its apex at that time, and few fish evoke such passion among devotees.
Few are more devoted than Dave Moskowitz.
Moskowitz, an environmental lawyer, first fished for steelhead — an oceangoing form of rainbow trout — on the Deschutes in 1987. “I was invited by some of my housemates to accompany them on their annual Deschutes fishing trip,” he recalled."...
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