Here is the weekly fishing report for selected areas in and around Central Oregon, provided by fisheries biologists for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife:
BIG LAVA LAKE: Anglers are having fair to good success and the bite should continue to improve as the water temperatures warm. Big Lava is a great place to catch nice rainbow trout ranging from 12 to 20 inches in length.
CRANE PRAIRIE RESERVOIR: Anglers are having some degree of success catching nice rainbow trout along with a few brook trout. Crane is a great place to catch larger rainbow trout, though the novice angler will require patience.
CRESCENT LAKE: Anglers continue to have good success catching kokanee, lake trout and brown trout.
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Fishing has been excellent and anglers are encouraged to hit the river before next week. ODFW will conduct its annual population assessment from June 22nd through June 26th between Big Bend campground and Cobble Rock campground, and between Lower Palisades campground and Greenwood campground. Fishing is likely to be affected between these campgrounds for approximately one week, but will be unaffected outside of these areas.
EAST LAKE: Reports of good success and some fair success. The rainbows appear to be a little thin from the long winter and hopefully will fill out as the water warms.
FALL RIVER: Recent reports from a couple of experienced angler types indicate that the angling has been slow to fair with a few nice fish being caught. Despite the warmer temperatures and increased insect hatches it appears that nymphing is still the most productive method for catching fish.
HAYSTACK RESERVOIR: All fishing has been consistent.
KINGSLEY RESERVOIR: Kingsley has been recently stocked and should offer good opportunity for legal and trophy-sized trout.
LAKE BILLY CHINOOK: Bass fishing has picked up extensively over the past few weeks. Kokanee bag limit is five fish per day, included in the trout daily bag limit. Anglers should consult 2009 Sport Fishing Regulations for new angling regulations on Lake Billy Chinook.
LAURANCE LAKE RESERVOIR: Laurance Lake has been recently stocked and should offer good opportunity for legal and trophy-sized trout. Anglers have reported excellent early season success.
LITTLE LAVA LAKE: Little Lava Lake anglers indicated the bite was a little slow over the weekend.
METOLIUS RIVER: Some recent reports of fair success. The warmer temperatures continue to make for good hatches. The green drakes are showing up and should make for some good action over the next couple of weeks. The reach of river from Allingham Bridge upstream to the Metolius headspring is now open.
OCHOCO RESERVOIR: Anglers continue to report occasional catches of large fish.
ODELL LAKE: The fishing at Odell can be fast and furious one minute and slow the next, but if one is patient ultimately you’ll catch some nice kokanee. The lake trout bite is still fair and anglers have also seen success for rainbow trout. Please note that all bull trout must be released unharmed.
PAULINA LAKE: The lake is accessible with anglers reporting some success for brown trout and rainbow trout and limited success for kokanee.