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. There are still plenty of large trout up to 22 inches long available. The changing weather may make travel difficult, so be prepared for muddy or snowy road conditions.
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.
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.
CRESCENT LAKE: Opportunities for rainbow and brown trout are good.
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Fishing for trout has been excellent. The use of bait is prohibited until May 2013.
DAVIS LAKE: Water is much higher than normal, and all boat ramps are accessible. Please note this is a fly-fishing only lake. Cooler water temperatures make fall a prime time to target rainbow trout over bass. The west end of the lake near the Odell Creek channel is the best bet for trout. Please check your synopsis for the regulations for this water body.
FALL RIVER: Fishing is good. The river below the falls closed on Sept. 30. The river above the falls is open all year. Fishing is restricted to fly-fishing with barbless hooks.
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.
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: Excellent fall fishing opportunities are available.
OCHOCO RESERVOIR: Recent sampling shows there are plenty of trout available ranging from 8 to 16 inches long. The low water may make launching a boat difficult.
PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR: Anglers have reported catching larger trout than in recent years. Anglers should consult the 2012 Sport Fishing Regulations for maximum length requirements and bag limits for both largemouth and smallmouth bass.
PRINEVILLE YOUTH FISHING POND: Fishing should be great. The pond was stocked this week for the last time for 2012.
SHEVLIN YOUTH FISHING POND: Shevlin Pond is fishing well and typically fishes well throughout winter if not iced over.
SUTTLE LAKE: Recent fish sampling showed excellent trophy brown trout opportunity. Kokanee fishing is poor.