Deschutes River, Lower: An expected strong return of spring chinook to Deschutes should provide excellent opportunity. Along with a strong return of wild fish, over 8,000 hatchery origin spring chinook are expected to return to the Deschutes in 2010. The Deschutes from Sherars Bridge downstream to the mouth is open from April 1 though July 31 to the harvest of adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook. The bag limit is 2 adipose fin-clipped adults and 5 adipose fin-clipped jacks. Peak spring chinook harvest of spring chinook in the Deschutes, typically occurs in early May. Most spring chinook angers generally concentrate their efforts in the bait fishing area downstream from Sherars Falls, although anglers can still find success fishing hardware and greater solitude in areas downstream to the mouth.