ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: Recent warm weather has likely opened access to the reservoir. Angling for 14-18 inch carryover rainbow trout should be fair to good. Check with Ochoco National Forest 541-416-6500 for current conditions.
CLEAR LAKE: Located about 20 miles west of Maupin. Access may be difficult due to snow.
CRESCENT LAKE: The north Forest Service boat ramp is now accessible. Angling over the weekend was reportedly slow. March and April are typically good months to target brown trout and kokanee; access permitting. Trolling the shoreline areas in 15 feet of water with a variety of lures has been a successful technique during the past two weeks.
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Stream flows are approximately 250 CFS and should remain fairly stable through the spring and summer. Angling conditions are favorable, however, reports suggest the trout population continues to be down. Opportunities for whitefish are excellent.
CULTUS LAKE: Cultus Lake is now accessible with a limited amount of open water around the boat ramp. Spring is an excellent time to fish for lake trout at Cultus.
DAVIS LAKE: Davis Lake is accessible. No report on angler success.
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 anglers were observed on the river to as basis for a report. Deschutes River through this reach flows are ranging between 900 cfs and 1000 cfs making angling a little more challenging.
FALL RIVER: Observations indicate that success for rainbow trout was slow during the course of the past week.
FROG LAKE: Located about 20 miles west of Maupin. Access may be difficult due to snow.
HAYSTACK RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-18 inch rainbow and brown trout are fair to good. There are also a limited number of brood rainbow trout available.
LAKE BILLY CHINOOK: Bull trout angling was fair last week with most fish caught early in the morning or in the evening. Cove Palisades State Park is currently conducting repairs and improvements to the boat ramp on the Crooked River Arm. The only boat ramps open for launching are the upper ramp on the Deschutes Arm and Perry South on the Metolius Arm. This is scheduled to be in effect until May 15. Contact the State Park for current information at 541-546-3412
METOLIUS RIVER: Angling on open sections of the Metolius is reported to be good for redband trout and bull trout.
NORTH TWIN: Anglers saw fair success at North Twin over the weekend. Late winter/early spring at North Twin Lake provides a good opportunity for rainbow trout which carried over from the summer of 2006.
OCHOCO RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-16 inch rainbow trout are fair to good. Boat anglers generally target the upper end of the reservoir near the mouths of Mill and Ochoco Creeks this time of year. Bullhead angling at the east end of the reservoir should be excellent.
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.
SUTTLE LAKE: No angler reports from Suttle from the last week. No angler reports from Suttle from the last week. The kokanee fishery normally picks up in April.
WALTON LAKE: Opportunities for carryover rainbow trout up to 16 inches should be fair to good. The gate to the campground is closed and anglers will have to walk the last ¼ mile to the lake.