Fishing Report

Published Jul 10, 2013 at 05:00AM

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 hurt 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 around 20-inches long available.

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

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.

BIKINI POND: The pond has been stocked and should provide bank anglers with good fishing opportunities.

CLEAR LAKE RESERVOIR: The lake has been stocked and should be a great opportunity for trout fishing.

CRANE PRAIRIE RESERVOIR: Anglers are catching large brook trout, kokanee and rainbows. 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 for this species in many years. With the warmer weather, anglers should concentrate their efforts in the old channels.

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. Recent sampling by ODFW indicates very strong populations of both rainbow trout and mountain whitefish. Trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead.

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

DESCHUTES RIVER: Mouth to the Pelton Regulating Dam: Good to excellent reports of trout fishing from the Deschutes above Maupin were reported. Best trout fishing typically occurs around midday, as the best light reaches the canyon floor. Fly anglers will find best success with mayfly and caddis patterns. Anglers have reported the best stonefly hatches in years. Anglers are reminded that the Deschutes is currently closed to the retention of spring chinook. Anglers, who catch a tagged hatchery steelhead with an orange anchor tag, are encouraged to report catch information to ODFW at 541-296-4628 or at http://www.dfw.state.or.us. Anglers catching a tagged wild fish should release it immediately without recording any information.

Lake Billy Chinook to Bend: Flows are typical for irrigation season: approximately 150 cfs above Lower Bridge and 400-500 cfs downstream. Rainbow trout are averaging 10- to 16-inches long 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.

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.

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.

FROG LAKE: The lake has been stocked and should offer great fishing for trout.

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

HOOD RIVER: Spring chinook season opened on the Hood River on April 15, 2013 and will remain open until June 30, 2013. Anglers may retain two adipose fin clipped adult chinook and five fin clipped jack Chinook. Anglers are reporting some success on spring chinook from the mouth upstream to Punchbowl Falls.

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

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. The Metolius River, upstream of Allingham Bridge, is fly-fishing only and all species are catch-and-release.

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: 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: Kokanee angling is fair with most fish in the 11- to 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. Catch-and-release only on nonfin clipped rainbow trout. Large brown trout are also available.

PINE HOLLOW RESERVOIR: The reservoir has been stocked and should offer anglers a great chance to catch recently stocked legal and brood-size rainbow trout.

PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR: Fishing has been good and the trout have been 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.

ROCK CREEK RESERVOIR: The reservoir has been stocked and should offer anglers a great chance to catch recently stocked legal and brood-sized rainbow trout. Anglers should be aware that the reservoir may be drawn down for irrigation.

SHEVLIN YOUTH FISHING POND: Shevlin Pond is fishing well and was stocked last week.

SOUTH TWIN LAKE: Fishing continues to be good. South Twin was stocked with 500 1-pound trout last week.

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.

TAYLOR LAKE: The lake has been recently stocked and has provided consistent catches of rainbow trout.

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 to 20 kokanee, as well as a few large brown trout.