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.
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.
DESCHUTES RIVER (Mouth to the Pelton Regulating Dam): Summer steelhead fishing on the lower Deschutes should be improving, as water clarity has improved significantly. Fish are now well dispersed throughout the river, with good numbers of fish found by anglers from the mouth upstream to the Warm Springs Area. Some large B-run steelhead have been observed in recent creel samples in the lower river near the mouth.
FALL RIVER: Fishing is good. The river below the falls closed on Sept. 30. The river above the falls in open all year. Fishing is restricted to fly-fishing only 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.
SHEVLIN YOUTH FISHING POND: Shevlin Pond is fishing well and typically fishes well throughout winter if not iced over.
WALTON LAKE: Fishing has been fair.