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Aug 01,2006
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Fishing Report
by ODFW

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: Opportunities for carryover rainbow trout from 10-18 inches are good, however anglers are reporting mixed success. Anglers should fish the deeper water near the dam this time of year.

BIG LAVA LAKE: Angler success is fair. Anglers are catching enough fish to make it worth the trip. And the fish being caught are in great shape including some worth writing home about.

CLEAR LAKE: Clear Lake, located about 20 miles west of Maupin, has 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: The bite is reported to be on and off depending on the hour. Best success is being seen by those anglers using fly patterns including chironomid imitations.

CRESCENT LAKE : Reports of some nice kokanee being caught, fair brown trout activity and fair lake trout catches. Kokanee are in excellent condition and are up to 15 inches in size with reports of fish up to 20 inches being caught.

CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Opportunities for 8-16 inch rainbow trout and whitefish are fair.

CULTUS LAKE : No recent reports.

DAVIS LAKE : No report. 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 reports.

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

DESCHUTES RIVER (Crane Prairie to Little Lava Lake): Reports of a slow down on the upper Deschutes River. Angler success, at least those reporting is said to have tapered off over the last week or two. Please note that this section of river is catch and release only for rainbow trout.

EAST LAKE : Reports of fair success by anglers using all gear types. Anglers have reported catching brown trout, kokanee, Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout.

ELK LAKE : No recent reports.

FALL RIVER : No recent reports.

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. Trout are likely to be in deeper water this time of year. Kokanee, largemouth bass, black crappie and brown bullhead are also available. No recent reports.

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 recent reports.

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: No recent reports. Opportunities for kokanee are fair to good with most fish averaging 11-14 inches. Best success is likely to be in the upper end of the Metolius Arm. 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 good. 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: Anglers are still for the most part reporting good catches.

METOLIUS RIVER : Reports of some larger bull trout moving into the system. Please handle these as all fish caught with care when releasing.

NORTH TWIN LAKE : No report on angler success.

OCHOCO RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-18 inch rainbow trout are good. Both boat and bank anglers should have success with bait and lures. Trout are likely to be in deeper water. Crappie up to 12 inches are also available.

ODELL LAKE : Fish have gone deep to the cooler water zones and angler should consider leaded lines or larger lake troll setups. As always at Odell Lake angler success is markedly improved at daylight and with some but a lesser degree of success later in the morning. The kokanee are in excellent condition. Please check with the USFS Crescent Ranger District with questions pertaining to blue green algae. 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.

PAULINA LAKE : After a little lull things are starting to pick up again thought it’s mainly the kokanee that are getting caught.

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: Anglers on South Twin are having fair to good success. 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 recent reports though there is good opportunity for both kokanee and brown trout.

THREE CREEKS LAKE: Three Creeks Lake that the bite had slowed somewhat though with cooler temperatures it may begin to pick up.

WALTON LAKE : Opportunities for 8-14 inch rainbow trout are very good. Walton was last stocked on July 18.

WICKIUP RESERVOIR: Reports of anglers having fair success for kokanee and brown trout.

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