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Jun 05,2006
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Fishing Report
by ODFW

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: Reservoir is full. Opportunities for carryover rainbow trout from 10-18 inches are good. Anglers are reporting success near the dam. Reservoir was also recently stocked with legal size rainbow trout.

BIG LAVA LAKE: Reports are that fishing was pretty good late last week though the catch slowed over the weekend. The rainbow trout are running 13 to 22 inches in length and in very good condition.

CLEAR LAKE: Clear Lake, located about 20 miles west of Maupin, has recently been stocked with keeper trout and should offer good angling opportunity.

COLUMBIA RIVER FROM BONNEVILLE RESERVOIR TO JOHN DAY DAM: Retention of sturgeon is open in the Bonneville Reservoir until the quota is reached. However, retention of sturgeon is closed in The Dalles Reservoir. Anglers are encouraged to read the 2006 fishing regulation changes on this website for updated sturgeon regulations and seasons.

Bass fishing has been good in the main Columbia and backwaters. Anglers are reporting good catch rates of nice bass in shallow water with artificial baits of various types.

CRANE PRAIRIE RESERVOIR: Word is that despite the poor weekend weather the fishing was good. Rainbow trout are running 13 to 22 inches. Good numbers of wild and hatchery rainbow trout are available and they are in excellent condition. Hatchery fish are 100 percent marked with an adipose fin clip or left ventral clip, so please voluntarily limit your harvest of wild trout to protect this fishery. Please note regulation specifying that the daily trout limit may include only one rainbow trout over 16 inches in length. Expect fish to be scattered early in the season. Anglers should target shallow water areas for best early season success. Large numbers of brook trout are available, and the best brook trout angling is early and late in the season.

CRESCENT LAKE: Anglers are reporting good brown trout activity, good lake trout catches, along a nice few kokanee. Crescent Lake provides good opportunity for lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout and kokanee.

CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Opportunities for 8-16 inch rainbow trout and whitefish are excellent. Flows are at the normal summer level of 250 cubic feet per second.

CULTUS LAKE: No reports on angler success though this time of year provides anglers an excellent opportunity for lake trout.

DAVIS LAKE: Davis Lake anglers are reporting good success on largemouth bass and fair success for redband trout. Please note that Davis Lake is restricted to fly angling with barbless hooks.

DESCHUTES RIVER: High water on the Deschutes has made trout fishing a little more challenging. Anglers are catching some whitefish and rainbows. Dry fly fishing has been slow; anglers should look at using nymphing tactics in the slow water areas.

DESCHUTES RIVER (Lake Billy Chinook to Benham Falls): No recent reports on angler success.

DESCHUTES RIVER (Benham Falls to Wickiup Reservoir): Reports of good success for both rainbow trout and brown trout.

EAST LAKE: No reports.

ELK LAKE: No report.

FALL RIVER: Anglers working the upper river had fair success. There is excellent opportunity for rainbow trout in the upper river.

FROG LAKE: Frog Lake, located about 20 miles west of Maupin, has recently been stocked with keeper trout and should offer good angling opportunity.

HAYSTACK RESERVOIR: Rainbow and brown trout 10-18 inches are available. Haystack has been stocked with legal size rainbow trout. Kokanee, largemouth bass, black crappie and brown bullhead are also available.

HOOD RIVER: Some bright summer steelhead are entering the lower river. Visibility is good this week and anglers are reporting catch of a few bright summer steelhead.

HOSMER LAKE: No report.

KINGSLEY RESERVOIR: Kingsley Reservoir, located west of Hood River, has recently been stocked with keeper and trophy trout and should offer good angling opportunity.

LAKE BILLY CHINOOK: Opportunities for kokanee are fair to good with most fish averaging 10-12 inches and in very good condition. Smallmouth bass angling is good in shoreline areas of all three Arms. Anglers are reminded harvest is limited to one bull trout over 24”and a Tribal angling permit is required in the Metolius Arm. Please consult 2006 Sport Fishing Regulations.

LAKE SIMTUSTUS: Opportunities for 8-14 inch rainbow trout are excellent. Kokanee up to 15 inches are also available with most successful anglers fishing the upper end of the reservoir near Round Butte Dam.

LAURANCE LAKE: Laurance Lake, located near Parkdale, has recently been stocked with keeper trout and should offer good angling opportunity.

LITTLE LAVA LAKE: Reports of some very good catches over the weekend. Anglers seemed to be more than content.

METOLIUS RIVER: Anglers are reporting fair success for rainbow trout. The Metolius River provides catch and release opportunity for rainbow trout and bull trout. Please consult angling regulations for regulations specific to various reaches of river.

NORTH TWIN LAKE: No report from the past week. North Twin Lake provides a “put and take” fishery for nine to 11-inch rainbow trout. North Twin is a nice setting to take children to fish. It provides a degree of shelter from the wind and has some nice shoreline where kids can fish and play. Some carryover fish up to 15 inches are available. Motors are prohibited.

OCHOCO RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-18 inch rainbow trout are good. Both boat and bank anglers should have success with bait and lures.

ODELL LAKE: Angler success has been fair with some anglers reporting kokanee limits by early morning and others having to work through out the day to get their fish. The kokanee are running in the 10 • 15 inch size range and in good condition. Only one lake trout per day is allowed as part of the daily trout limit and must be at least 30 inches in length. Odell Lake also provides a good opportunity for rainbow trout for those anglers interested in targeting them. Bull trout are federally listed as threatened and their numbers are extremely low in Odell Lake. Targeted angling for bull trout is not allowed and any incidentally caught bull trout must be released unharmed. Angling is closed within 200 feet of the mouth of Odell Creek to protect bull trout. Do not remove fish from water when releasing. Anglers should consult the 2006 Oregon Sport Fishing regulations on how to release fish unharmed.

PAULINA LAKE: Reports of the fishing being a little on the slow side over the holiday.

PINE HOLLOW: Pine Hollow Reservoir, located near Wamic, has recently been stocked with keeper trout and should offer good angling opportunity.

PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-16 inch rainbow trout are fair to good. Black crappie and bass opportunities are also available.

ROCK CREEK RESERVOIR: Rock Creek Reservoir, located near Wamic, has recently been stocked with keeper and trophy trout and should offer good angling opportunity.

SOUTH TWIN: No report. The rainbow trout in South Twin typically run 11 to 13 inches with a fewer carryover fish in the 14 to 16-inch size. An occasional fish over 20 inches is also caught every summer by anglers. South Twin provides nice shorelines for both kids and adults alike to fish from. Boat launching is available, however, motors are prohibited.

SUTTLE LAKE: No reports on the past weeks success. Target brown trout early and late in the day along the north shoreline. Kokanee numbers should be good this season with the kokanee angling improving as the lake temperature warms. Suttle Lake has a kokanee bag limit of 25 fish per day in addition to the trout species catch limit.

WALTON LAKE: Opportunities for 8-12 inch rainbow trout are excellent. Walton will be stocked prior to the weekend of June 3-4.

WICKIUP RESERVOIR: Anglers are having fair success for kokanee. Brown trout are reported to be not so cooperative. Kokanee are running 13 inches with several 14 inch kokanee seen in the creel. There is a bonus bag limit on kokanee of 25 fish in addition to the trout bag limit. Largemouth bass anglers should seek out the willow flats, though brown bullhead to have to some degree taken over the southeastern area of the reservoir. The largemouth bass angling will improves as water temperatures get warmer. There is no limit on size or number of warmwater gamefish, including largemouth bass, in Wickiup Reservoir. Anglers interested in targeting brown bullhead should fish southeast areas of the reservoir.

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