Central Oregon fishing report

Published Apr 23, 2014 at 12:01AM

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 April 16. 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: The pond was 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.

CLEAR LAKE: Snow will limit access until late April or early May.

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.

FALL RIVER: River was stocked with rainbow trout the week of April 14. Depending on weather conditions, some good midday hatches have been reported. Restricted to fly-fishing with barbless hooks. Open all year upstream of the falls.

HOOD RIVER: Winter steelhead fishing on the Hood is at its peak for the season. Lots of fresh fish have been coming over Bonneville and good river conditions should make a good combo for great fishing the remainder of April.

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.

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.

PINE HOLLOW RESERVOIR: The reservoir is warming up and has been stocked, so fishing should be great.

PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR: Fishing has been slow to fair for trout up to 18 inches long.

PRINEVILLE YOUTH FISHING POND: The pond received a load of trout last week.

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 and has been stocked, so fishing should be great.

SHEVLIN YOUTH FISHING POND: Pond was stocked with rainbow trout last week.

TAYLOR LAKE: Taylor has been stocked and there should be good fishing for rainbows.