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. This report was last updated on May 6. For the most recent report, visit www.dfw.state.or.us/RR/central.
ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: Fishing has been fair due to the turbid water. Using scent or lots of flash will help the fish find your offering. The majority of the fish range from 12 to 14 inches long.
BEND PINE NURSERY POND: Stocked with rainbow trout in early April and current regulations allow for a limit of two fish per day, 8-inch minimum length. Fishing should be fair for the next few weeks.
BIG LAVA LAKE: Fishing has been good with reports of rainbow trout ranging from 11 to 18 inches being caught.
BIKINI POND: The pond has been stocked and should be a great place to go this spring and catch some rainbow trout. This is a great place to take kids.
CRANE PRAIRIE RESERVOIR: Fishing has been good for rainbow and brook trout. Closed from 1 hour after sunset until 1 hour before sunrise.
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Keep an eye on the gauge to see if the flow is being adjusted. The fishing is usually poor until the flow has had a few days to stabilize. Please be mindful to not trample any redds.
DAVIS LAKE: Restricted to fly angling with barbless hooks.
EAST LAKE: Catch-and-release for non-adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout. Check on current accessibility as winter conditions may still exist.
FALL RIVER: River was stocked with rainbow trout the week of April 28. Depending on weather conditions, some good mid-day hatches have been reported. Restricted to fly fishing only with barbless hooks. Open all year upstream of the falls.
FROG LAKE: Snow will limit access until mid-May.
LAKE BILLY CHINOOK: Anglers are still reporting easy limits of kokanee throughout the entire reservoir. Bull trout fishing has been fair with anglers mostly catching undersized fish.
LAKE SIMTUSTUS: The reservoir received a load of larger-size trout the week of April 21.
METOLIUS RIVER: Fishing has been fair with reports of decent nymphing. On warmer afternoons and evenings, small hatches are being reported.
NORTH TWIN: Fishing has been fair with moderate pressure on the weekends.
OCHOCO CREEK UPSTREAM TO OCHOCO DAM: 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.
ODELL LAKE: Fishing has been good with 14- to 18-inch kokanee being caught. In addition, fishing was fair for lake trout, with some fish 20 to 35 inches being reported. 25 kokanee per day (no size limits) in addition to other trout species catch limit. Trout daily catch limit may include only 1 lake trout, 30-inch minimum length.
PAULINA LAKE: Catch-and-release on non-adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout. Check on current accessibility as winter conditions may still exist.
PINE HOLLOW RESERVOIR: The reservoir is warming up and has been stocked, so fishing should be great.
PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR: Fishing has been slow.
PRINEVILLE YOUTH FISHING POND: Fishing should be good for the recently released trout.
ROCK CREEK RESERVOIR: The reservoir has been stocked and should be a great place to go this spring and catch some rainbow trout. The reservoir is warming up, so fishing should be great.
SHEVLIN YOUTH FISHING POND: Stocked with rainbow trout the week of May 5. Fishing should be good for the next few weeks. Two trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. Fishing restricted to juvenile anglers 17-years-old and younger.
SOUTH TWIN LAKE: Fishing has been fair and should improve with warmer weather
TAYLOR LAKE: Taylor has been stocked and there should be good fishing for rainbows.
WICKIUP RESERVOIR: Fishing has been good with reports of 14- to 18-inch kokanee being caught. 25 kokanee (no size limits) in addition to other trout species catch limit. Closed from 1 hour after sunset until 1 hour before sunrise.