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:
ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: Antelope Flat is accessible and ice free. Access is available from the north on Newsome Creek Road and Shotgun Creek Road. Access on Pine Creek Road is uncertain. The reservoir is also accessible from the south. Anglers are reporting excellent catches of healthy fish with an average length of 18 inches.
BEND PINE NURSERY POND: The pond was recently stocked with rainbow trout.
BIG LAVA LAKE: Still frozen and inaccessible.
BIKINI POND: Bikini Pond has recently been stocked and should offer a great opportunity to catch some rainbow trout. There is great access for kids or anglers that need easy access.
CRANE PRAIRIE RESERVOIR: Opened for fishing on April 28. Ice is off the lake, and fishing is expected to be good.
CRESCENT LAKE: The lake is accessible at the resort. The public boat ramp and camp ground at the northeast end of the lake are open. One angler reports fishing has been slow.
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Anglers are reminded that angling methods are restricted to artificial flies and lures until May 26.
DAVIS LAKE: Water is much higher than normal, and all boat ramps are accessible. Please note this is a fly-fishing only lake. Please check your synopsis for the regulations for this water body.
EAST LAKE: Lake will not be accessible until mid- to late-May.
FALL RIVER: Fishing below the falls remains closed until late May. In the meantime, the river above the falls is open. One angler recently reported fair fishing and the best luck with nymphs.
HAYSTACK RESERVOIR: Anglers are reporting good fishing for rainbow trout.
LAKE BILLY CHINOOK: Fishing for bull trout has been fair to good. The majority of the fish caught were less than 24 inches but some keepers have been caught. The smallmouth bass bite is starting to pick up with the warming temperatures.
LITTLE LAVA LAKE: Still frozen and inaccessible.
METOLIUS RIVER: Trout fishing has been good. Insect hatches should offer lots of opportunities for good dry-fly fishing.
OCHOCO RESERVOIR: Fishing has been excellent. Anglers are limiting out on healthy trout that are reaching 18 inches.
ODELL LAKE: Opened to fishing April 28. The Princess campground was scheduled to open this week.
PAULINA LAKE: Lake will be accessible on May 12, but might still be frozen.
PRINEVILLE YOUTH FISHING POND: The pond was recently stocked, and the trout are biting well.
WALTON LAKE: Fishing has been excellent.
WICKIUP RESERVOIR: Fishing re-opened on April 28.