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: The boat ramp is out of the water making launching a boat difficult except possibly for small boats. Best success will be had in the deeper water near the dam.
CRESCENT LAKE: Opportunities for rainbow and brown trout are fair
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Fishing for rainbow has been excellent. Anglers using nymph patterns are having the greatest success. Trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead.
DESCHUTES RIVER (Mouth to the Pelton Regulating Dam): Summer steelhead fishing has been good in the lower Deschutes from the mouth upstream. Fish are now well dispersed upstream to Warm Springs. Recent dry weather has provided excellent water conditions for fishing.
FALL RIVER: Lots of afternoon hatches and good nymphing has been reported. Fishing is restricted to fly fishing only with barbless hooks. Fall River below the falls closed at the end of September.
HOOD RIVER: Summer steelhead fishing has been slow in the Hood River. A few coho have been available, but success has been low. Anglers are reminded that the Hood River is currently closed for the retention of chinook salmon.
METOLIUS RIVER: Dry fly fishing has been really good. Fishing for bull trout has been fair. Large streamer flies fished in the deeper pools and slots are the best bet.
OCHOCO CREEK UPSTREAM TO OCHOCO DAM: Fishing for trout has been good for trout averaging 8 to 10 inches. Angling is restricted to artificial flies and lures only; two trout per day with an 8-inch minimum length. Trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead and must be released unharmed.
OCHOCO RESERVOIR: Due to the low water levels, the ramp is no longer usable and the reservoir is restricted to non-motorized watercraft only. Fishing for bass has been good along the rocks near the dam.
PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR: Opportunities for bass and crappie are excellent. Anglers are reporting bigger smallmouth bass than in recent years.
SUTTLE LAKE: Fishing for kokanee has been fair while fishing for Brown trout has remained consistent.
WALTON LAKE: Fishing has been good.