Fishing Report


Published Jun 26, 2013 at 05:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

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:

CENTRAL ZONE

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: The reservoir has been very turbid, which has negatively impacted the fishing. Anglers trolling hardware seem to be having the most success. Recent sampling suggests most of the trout average around 12 inches long with a good number of trout available around 20 inches long.

BEND PINE NURSERY POND: The pond has been stocked. The fishing is good for bluegill and fair for trout. A small number of bass are also available.

BIG LAVA LAKE: Anglers are having success with rainbow trout in the 12- to 18-inch range making up most of the catch. All gear types are producing fish.

CLEAR LAKE RESERVOIR: The lake has been stocked and should be a great opportunity for trout fishing. Anglers are most successful early while the reservoir is full of water.

CRANE PRAIRIE RESERVOIR: Anglers are catching large brook trout, kokanee and rainbows. The resort owner reports some of the best fishing he has seen in many years, particularly for brook. Anglers are reporting success with flies, lures and bait. Kokanee in the 16- to 18-inch range are showing up in good numbers resulting in the best fishing in many years. Fish continue to be scattered throughout the reservoir.

CRESCENT LAKE: Opportunities for rainbow and brown trout are good.

CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Fishing for 10- to 16-inch rainbow has been excellent.

DAVIS LAKE: Anglers are catching trout near the mouth of Odell Creek.

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. ODFW is continuing its chub removal efforts.

HAYSTACK RESERVOIR: Fishing has been good for warm-water species with anglers still catching some trout and kokanee.

HOSMER LAKE: Rainbow and cutthroat trout are now available. 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: Opportunities for 8- to 10-inch smallmouth bass are excellent. Bull trout fishing continues to be excellent with good numbers of fish in the 18- to 24-inch range. Kokanee angling is fair. A tribal angling permit is required in the Metolius Arm. Please check the special regulations for this area.

LOST LAKE: The lake has been stocked and should be great fishing for newly stocked and hold-over trout.

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.

NORTH TWIN Lake: Fishing is good.

OCHOCO RESERVOIR: Fishing for trout has been good. Anglers are reporting trout up to 18-inches long. Recent sampling indicated there is a good number of trout averaging 12- to 14-inches-long available, and some nice bass and crappie on the south shore.

ODELL LAKE: Anglers are reporting large catches of kokanee. Anglers targeting lake trout are also having success. Early season provides the best opportunity for lake trout.

PAULINA LAKE: Kokanee and rainbow trout fishing is very good.

PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR: Fishing has been good, and the trout that have been caught were large. Bass and crappie fishing has been picking up in the east end of the reservoir.

PRINEVILLE YOUTH FISHING POND: Bass fishing has been good.

SUTTLE LAKE: Anglers are reporting good numbers of large, brown trout. Trolling in approximately 30 feet of water is effective. Kokanee are abundant, but average size is small.

WALTON LAKE: Fishing has been good for catchable and larger-sized trout. There are also some holdover fish up to 20 inches long available.

WICKIUP RESERVOIR: Fish are scattered, but anglers are reporting catches of 18-20 kokanee, as well as a few large brown trout.