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 slow, but anglers are still reporting 18- to 20-inch trout. Fishing should begin to pick up with the cooling weather.
BEND PINE NURSERY POND: Trout fishing should pick up with cooler temperatures.
CRANE PRAIRIE RESERVOIR: Trout fishing should pick up with cooling temperatures.
CRESCENT LAKE: Kokanee fishing has been good.
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Fishing for trout has been good.
DESCHUTES RIVER (Mouth to the Pelton Regulating Dam): Summer steelhead fishing on the Lower Deschutes is at its best in September. Good numbers of fish are being found by anglers from the mouth upstream to Sherars Falls.
EAST LAKE: Chub removal has resulted in larger trout and fewer incidental catches of chubs. Anglers have reported good fishing.
FALL RIVER: Fishing is good.
LAKE BILLY CHINOOK: Fishing for smallmouth bass has been good. Fishing for kokanee has picked up as the fish are staging in the Metolius arm prior to entering the Metolius River to spawn.
METOLIUS RIVER: Trout fishing has been good. Insect hatches should offer lots of opportunities for good dry-fly fishing.
ODELL LAKE: Kokanee fishing good on the lake’s west end.
PAULINA LAKE: Fishing is good.
PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR: Fishing for bass, crappie and bullhead catfish should be good. Anglers are reporting more bass and larger smallmouth bass than in recent years.
SUTTLE LAKE: Recent fish sampling showed excellent trophy brown trout opportunity.
WALTON LAKE: Fishing has been good, with the best fishing occurring during the cooler times of the day and near the springs.
WICKIUP RESERVOIR: High water will spread out kokanee this fall, but there is opportunity for large kokanee.