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Mar 09,2007
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Fishing Report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-14 inch rainbow trout are fair. Illegally introduced bullhead have had a negative impact on trout angling. Recent snows may limit access. Contact Ochoco National Forest @ 541-416-6500.

CLEAR LAKE: Located about 20 miles west of Maupin. Access difficult due to snow.

CRESCENT LAKE: No boat ramps are accessible due to snow though there is a small piece of open water which a few shore anglers are fishing having some success catching brown trout.

CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Due to recent rains, as of Monday, the river flow was 400 cfs. This may limit angling opportunities.

DESCHUTES RIVER: 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 reports from anglers fishing the reach from Bend to Lake Billy Chinook. Deschutes River flows in this reach are over 1000 cfs making the angling a little more challenging. There has though reportedly been good success by anglers working the waters from Bend upstream to Benham Falls. The section of river from Dillon Falls upstream to Benham has been seeing some good brown trout action.

FALL RIVER: Angler success continues to be fair for some and poor for others. The fish are reportedly fairly subdued with not a lot of interest in what the anglers have to offer. Fall River offers a great opportunity for anglers during the winter months though the fish don’t always bite according to plan.

FROG LAKE: Located about 20 miles west of Maupin. Access difficult due to snow.
HAYSTACK RESERVOIR: Reservoir is ice free. A limited number of large brood rainbow trout were released recently. Angling for these fish is a great late winter-spring opportunity.

LAKE BILLY CHINOOK: Bull trout angling the first week in the Metolius Arm was slow. Anglers are marking quite a few fish, but most are down deep and the bite has been off. Success rates should pick up as water temperatures increase.

METOLIUS RIVER: Angling on open sections of the Metolius is reported to be fair for redband trout and good for bull trout.

OCHOCO RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-16 inch rainbow trout are fair to good.

PINE HOLLOW: ODFW will stock in mid-March.

PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-16 inch rainbow trout are fair to good.

ROCK CREEK RESERVOIR: Located near Wamic. ODFW will stocked this waterbody in the spring.

WALTON LAKE: Opportunities for 8-16 inch rainbow trout are fair.

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