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 is fair, 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.
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.
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.
LAKE BILLY CHINOOK: Fishing opportunities for post spawning bull trout are excellent. 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 closed to fishing Oct. 31.
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.