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.
BEND PINE NURSERY POND: Fishing for bluegill is good.
BIG LAVA LAKE: Anglers are having good success with rainbow trout in the 12- to 18-inch range making up most of the catch. All gear types are producing fish.
CRESCENT LAKE: Opportunities for rainbow and brown trout are good.
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Fishing for 10-16 inch rainbow has been excellent. Anglers using nymph patterns are having the greatest success. Trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead.
EAST LAKE: Rainbow trout fishing has been excellent. Anglers are reporting the best action in many years. Brown trout are also available. All gear types are resulting in success.
FALL RIVER: Fishing is restricted to fly-fishing only with barbless hooks. Fall River is periodically stocked with hatchery rainbow trout throughout the summer months. Fall River below the falls closes at the end of September.
HAYSTACK RESERVOIR: Was stocked with 12-16 inch rainbow trout last week.
HOSMER LAKE: Rainbow and cutthroat trout are now available in Hosmer. Anglers are reporting good action on both. These species are available for harvest. Opportunities for Atlantic salmon and brook trout continue to be good.
LAKE BILLY CHINOOK: Bull trout and kokanee anglers should focus on the upper part of the Metolius Arm. Kokanee angling is slow. A tribal angling permit is required in the Metolius Arm. Please check the special regulations for this area.
METOLIUS RIVER: Trout fishing has been good. Insect hatches should offer lots of opportunities for good dry fly fishing. Fishing for bull trout should be excellent. Large streamer flies fished in the deeper pools and slots are the best bet.
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.
ODELL LAKE: Kokanee angling is fair with most fish in the 11-13 inch range. Lake trout are available in the deeper water. Bull trout are also present and must be released unharmed. Anglers are reminded to be familiar with the difference between these two species.
PAULINA LAKE: Kokanee and rainbow trout fishing is very good. Large brown trout are also available. Catch-and-release only on all non-adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout — all rainbow trout with an intact adipose fin must be released.
PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR: Opportunities for bass and crappie are excellent. Anglers are reporting bigger smallmouth bass than in recent years.
PRINEVILLE YOUTH FISHING POND: Was stocked with 12-16 inch rainbow trout last week.
SHEVLIN YOUTH FISHING POND: Shevlin Pond is fishing well and was stocked last week.
SUTTLE LAKE: Kokanee and brown trout are beginning to concentrate at the west end of the lake near the mouth of Link Creek. Kokanee are abundant but only average 8 inches.
WICKIUP RESERVOIR: Fishing for kokanee and brown trout in the Deschutes River Arm has been excellent. Kokanee are averaging 2-3 pounds. Closed above the ODFW marker near the West South Twin boat ramp. This includes the area around Sheeps Bridge.