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Apr 13,2007
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Fishing Report

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: Anglers targeting kokanee had mixed success over the weekend. . Successful anglers were more than happy with the size and condition of the kokanee with a few fish coming in at 14 to 16 inches in length. Lake trout anglers also reportedly had good success with at least two lake trout over 30 inches in length showing up in the creel. March and April are typically good months to target brown trout, lake trout and kokanee.  Trolling  shoreline areas in 15 feet of water with a variety of lures has been a successful technique for browns over the  few 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 and anglers were out on the lake over the weekend. There are no reports from anglers however on their success. Spring  is the time to fish for lake trout at Cultus Lake.

DAVIS LAKE: There are no reports on angler success for Davis from the past week.

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  as basis for a report. Flows through this reach flows are down to 500 cfs . This is a good time to fish the middle Deschutes for brown trout and rainbow trout.

FALL RIVER: Observations indicate that success for rainbow trout was fair 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: Anglers interviewed over the weekend reported catching a few redband trout though overall the fishing seemed to be a little on the slow side. 

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 stocked 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.

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