Fish report for Dec. 11, 2013

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: There are lots of trout available in the 12- to 14-inch range. The low, dirty water has made fishing difficult. Anglers should be prepared for adverse driving conditions.

CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: The use of bait is not allowed until May 2014. Anglers are still having good success catching trout. Trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead.

FALL RIVER: Some good afternoon hatches have been reported. Restricted to fly-fishing with barbless hooks. Fall River below the falls closed at the end of September.

HAYSTACK RESERVOIR: One-hundred large brood trout were released the week of Nov. 18.

LAKE BILLY CHINOOK: The Metolius Arm is now closed to fishing. 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.

METOLIUS RIVER: Some midday hatches have been reported. Fishing for bull trout and redsides has been fair. Large streamer flies fished in the deeper pools and slots are the best bet. The Metolius River upstream of Allingham Bridge is closed to all angling until the fourth Saturday in May.

OCHOCO CREEK UPSTREAM TO OCHOCO DAM: Angling is restricted to artificial flies and lures; two trout per day with an 8-inch minimum length. Trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead and must be released unharmed.

PINE HOLLOW RESERVOIR: The reservoir has recently received a fall stocking and should offer anglers a great chance to catch recently stocked legal and brood-size rainbow trout, including 390 released the week of Nov. 18. Holdover trout from spring stockings also should be available.

PRINEVILLE YOUTH FISHING POND: Recently received a load of trout and the fish have been very active. The pond remains open as long as it is ice-free.

SUTTLE LAKE: Fishing for kokanee has been fair while fishing for brown trout has remained consistent.

TAYLOR LAKE: Taylor Lake has cooled and recently received its fall trout stocking, including 175 large brood trout the week of Nov. 18. The lake should offer excellent opportunity to catch trout.

WALTON LAKE: There are good numbers of 12- to 14-inch trout with a few larger trout available.