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: Fishing has been good, but boat anglers are catching more fish than bank anglers. A few holdover fish from last year ranging from 14- to 18-inches long are still being caught.
BEND PINE NURSERY POND: The pond was recently stocked with rainbow trout.
BIG LAVA LAKE: Fishing is good. ODFW is currently removing invasive tui chubs from Lava Lake. The chub removal program is designed to reduce competition with game species and increase the size of trout.
CLEAR LAKE: Clear Lake has recently been stocked with both legal and trophy-sized rainbow trout and should offer a great opportunity to catch a limit.
CRANE PRAIRIE RESERVOIR: High temperatures will likely push trout into the old river channels.
CRESCENT LAKE: Kokanee fishing has been good.
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Fishing for trout has been good.
EAST LAKE: Fishing is good. ODFW is currently removing invasive tui chub from Paulina Lake. The chub removal program is designed to reduce competition with game species and increase the size of trout.
HOOD RIVER: Anglers on the Hood River are catching a few spring chinook in the deep pools drifting bait or using a bobber and bait.
HOSMER LAKE: Open to fishing and annual population sampling indicates that Atlantic salmon and brook trout populations are healthy. Fishing on Hosmer is restricted to fly-fishing with barbless hooks.
LAKE BILLY CHINOOK: Fishing for smallmouth bass should be great right now. Fishing for kokanee has been excellent. Kokanee are averaging about 10-to 11-inches long.
METOLIUS RIVER: Trout fishing has been good. Insect hatches should offer lots of opportunities for good dry-fly fishing.
NORTH TWIN: Anglers are reporting better than average fishing.
ODELL LAKE: Kokanee fishing has been excellent.
PAULINA LAKE: Kokanee anglers are catching their limit and large browns are biting. ODFW is currently removing invasive blue chubs from Paulina Lake. The chub removal program is designed to reduce competition with game species and increase the size of trout.
PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR: Fishing for bass, crappie and bullhead catfish should be good.
PRINEVILLE YOUTH FISHING POND: Fishing for trout will be best during the cooler times of the day. The water will soon be too warm for the trout, but the bass are very active.
SHEVLIN YOUTH FISHING POND: Shevlin has been stocked and is fishing well.
SOUTH TWIN LAKE: Fishing is good. The lake was treated last fall to remove bullhead catfish and stickleback, and has been restocked with catchable and trophy fish.
WALTON LAKE: Fishing should be good since more fish were stocked this week. With the warming temperatures, anglers should fish during the cooler times of the day and fish near the springs.
WICKIUP RESERVOIR: Fishing is good with opportunities for large kokanee.