Directions: From Bend, drive south on U.S. Highway 97 for about 22 miles. Turn east on County Route 21 to the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Paulina Lake is 13 miles up the road.

Anglers have a chance to catch a variety of species on Paulina Lake east of La Pine. Along with brown and rainbow trout, kokanee are stocked in Paulina Lake by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Because neither Paulina Lake nor East Lake has tributaries, no natural fish production occurs in those water bodies, according to the ODFW. (Paulina and East lakes were formed from snowmelt, rainwater and hot springs in the Newberry Crater after the collapse of Mount Newberry some 10,000 years ago, according to the U.S. Forest Service.)

The trout limit, which includes kokanee, is five per angler on Paulina Lake. Kokanee, which are landlocked sockeye salmon, feed on plankton and are widely regarded as some of the best-tasting fish around.

—Mark Morical, The Bulletin

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