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.
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.
FALL RIVER: Fishing is good.
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 YOUTH FISHING POND: Fishing should be great.
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.