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 fair. Anglers report catching trout up to 20 inches long.
BEND PINE NURSERY POND: The most recent stocking was in late September, with a number of one-pound rainbow released. Fishing for these fish should be fair to good through the fall.
BIG LAVA LAKE: Remains open through the end of the month. Opportunities for 14- to 18-inch rainbow remain good.
CRANE PRAIRIE RESERVOIR: Crane remains open through the end of October. Fish should be feeding heavily going into winter and opportunities are good for both rainbow and brook trout.
CRESCENT LAKE: Opportunities for rainbow and brown trout are good.
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Fishing for trout continues to be good.
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.
DESCHUTES RIVER (Lake Billy Chinook to Bend): Flows have increased with the end of irrigation season. This will make the river more difficult to wade but often triggers trout to feed more heavily and seek out new territories. Rainbow trout average 10 to 16 inches, while brown trout up to 26 inches are available. Anglers will find better access downstream of Lower Bridge. Remains open year round; however, gear is restricted to artificial flies and lures only.
EAST LAKE: Closes to fishing the end of October. Anglers have another week to take advantage of the improved trout angling in East Lake.
HOSMER LAKE: Open to fishing, and annual population sampling indicates that Atlantic salmon and brook trout populations are healthy. Catchable rainbow trout were stocked in Hosmer in mid-summer, giving anglers a new species to target. Fishing on Hosmer is restricted to fly-fishing with barbless hooks.
LAKE BILLY CHINOOK: Fishing opportunities for post-spawning bull trout are excellent. Anglers should concentrate their efforts in the upper end of the Metolius Arm. Anglers are reminded there are small numbers of spring chinook and summer steelhead in Lake Billy Chinook as part of the reintroduction effort. Please release these fish unharmed. The Metolius Arm closes to fishing Oct. 31.
METOLIUS RIVER: Trout fishing has been good. Insect hatches should offer lots of opportunities for good dry-fly fishing. Angling for post-spawning bull trout should be excellent. Large streamer flies fished in the deeper pools and slots are the best bet.
NORTH TWIN: Has been recently stocked with 8- to 16-inch rainbow trout. Excellent fall fishing opportunities are available.
ODELL LAKE: Open until Oct. 31. Anglers have another week to target large lake trout. Opportunities are excellent in shoreline areas on the east end of the lake. Bull trout are also present. Anglers are reminded to be more familiar with species identification and immediately release bull trout unharmed.
PAULINA LAKE: Open until Oct. 31. Opportunities for rainbow trout and trophy brown trout remain excellent. Anglers targeting browns should concentrate their efforts in shoreline areas early and late in the day.
PRINEVILLE YOUTH FISHING POND: Fishing should be great.
SHEVLIN YOUTH FISHING POND: Shevlin has been stocked and is fishing well.
SOUTH TWIN LAKE: Open until Oct. 31. Fishing for 8- to 16-inch rainbow trout remain excellent.
WICKIUP RESERVOIR: Open until Oct. 31. Anglers have another week to target trophy brown trout. Anglers should concentrate their efforts in the Deschutes Arm. Opportunities for kokanee are limited.