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.
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. Trout fishing remains good for trout downstream from the Warm Springs Reservation Boundary. Best trout fishing typically occurs around midday, as the best light reaches the canyon floor.
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.
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.
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.