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.
CLEAR LAKE RESERVOIR: Water level in the reservoir is at low levels due to irrigation demand. Anglers typically find good fall success but should be reminded the boat ramp may be difficult to access due to low water levels.
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.
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.
DESCHUTES RIVER (Mouth to the Pelton Regulating Dam): Summer steelhead fishing on the Lower Deschutes remains good in October. Good numbers of fish are being found by anglers from the mouth upstream to the South Junction area. Good numbers of fish are now passing Sherars Falls, and fishing will be improving upstream of Maupin. Good numbers of large B-run steelhead have been observed in recent creel samples.
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.
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 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.