Young people interested in angling will be offered a great fishing opportunity by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife June 16 at Century Pond, located just west of Crane Prairie. The pond will be stocked with 400 legal-sized and 100 trophy-sized rainbow trout.
Volunteers will help kids learn to fish or improve their existing skills from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and all anglers 17 years of age and younger are invited to attend. Anglers 13 years of age and under can fish for free. A juvenile angling license is required for youth 14-17 years of age. All state angling regulations apply for this event.
“This event is specifically for the kids,” said Ted Wise, Assistant District Fish Biologist for ODFW. “We want to encourage kids as they learn to fish and we hope they enjoy an activity that provides lifelong recreation.”
Century Pond is located approximately 46 miles southwest of Bend, ¼ mile west of the Forest Road 46 (Century Drive) and Forest Road 4635 intersection. For additional information, contact ODFW at (541) 388-6363.
Contact ODFW at the Deschutes Watershed Office (541) 388-6363 for more information.
ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: rainbow trout
Angling for 14-18 inch carryover rainbow trout are excellent.
BIG LAVA LAKE: rainbow trout
Big Lava Lake anglers are having good success on 13 – 16 inch rainbows.
CLEAR LAKE: rainbow trout
Clear Lake has been stocked several times this spring with both legal and trophy sized rainbow trout. Fishing should remain good as long reservoir levels remain full.
CRANE PRAIRIE RESERVOIR: rainbow trout
The bite at Crane Prairie has picked up with a number of 10 – 12 inch rainbows being caught on top of the occasional 20 inch rainbow trout.
CRESCENT LAKE: brown trout, kokanee
Brown trout catches at Crescent Lake have slowed though folks are still having good success for kokanee.
CRESCENT LAKE: brown trout, kokanee
Brown trout catches at Crescent Lake have picked up a little and folks are still having fair success for kokanee.
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: redband trout
There have been recent reports that redband trout angling has been picking up with several fish caught in the 14-16 inch range.
DAVIS LAKE: largemouth bass, redband trout
Anglers are having fair success catching largemouth bass and an occasional redband trout.
DESCHUTES RIVER: brown trout and rainbow trout
Lake Billy Chinook to Benham Falls: Now is a good time to fish the middle Deschutes for brown trout and rainbow trout.
Trout Anglers: Fly anglers in the Warm Springs Area continue to find good success on the tail end of the salmonfly and golden stone hatch. Downstream of Trout Creek fly anglers should begin focusing on nymphs and other hatches such as caddis or mayflies. Anglers should focus their attention near the river bank or in backeddies. Angers are reminded that extremely warm temperatures may trigger glacial melting on the White River, and fishing conditions in the Deschutes downstream of White River may be less than optimal due to turbid waters.
Spring Chinook: Fishing has slowed considerably in the Sherars Falls area. The bulk of the catch is beginning to be comprised of jacks, indicating most of the run has likely past upstream.
Benham Falls to Wickiup Reservoir: Reports of some nice brown trout being caught in this reach.
Wickiup to Crane Prairie Reservoir: Reports of a few nice rainbow trout being caught in this reach.
Crane Prairie to Little Lava Lake: No reports on success for this reach of river.
EAST LAKE: rainbow trout, brown trout, Atlantic salmon
Anglers are reportedly catching rainbow trout, brown trout and a surprising number of Atlantic salmon. The Atlantics are averaging 12 inches in length.
ELK LAKE: brook trout, kokanee
Anglers are reporting some nice catches of brook trout. Kokanee are also available for the elk lake angler.
FROG LAKE: rainbow trout
Frog Lake was recently stocked with legal and trophy sized hatchery rainbow trout. Anglers should expect good success.
HAYSTACK RESERVOIR: inch rainbow and brown trout
Opportunities for 12-18 inch rainbow and brown trout are fair to good.
HOOD RIVER: Chinook, steelhead
Spring chinook angling remains open through the end of June on the Hood River. Spring Chinook catch has slowed, but occasional fish continue to be taken. Early return summer steelhead are beginning to show up in decent numbers in the creel and at Powerdale Dam. The ODFW operates a “recycling” program for hatchery origin summer steelhead, retuning them to the mouth of the river after they are captured at Powerdale Dam. Anglers are finding steelhead success using nearly all traditional steelhead techniques.
No reports on angling from Hosmer. Hosmer Lake is now accessible
LAKE BILLY CHINOOK: bull trout, smallmouth bass, brown and rainbow trout, kokanee
Bull trout angling is slow. Smallmouth bass opportunities are good. Brown and rainbow trout angling in the upper ends of the Deschutes and Crooked River Arms has been good. Recent surveys indicate kokanee numbers are fair with fish averaging 10-12 inches and in very good condition. All boat ramps are operational.
LAKE SIMTUSTUS: rainbow trout
Opportunities for 8-10 inch rainbow trout are excellent. A limited number of carryover trout from 14-18 inches are also available. Tribal angling permit as well as State license is required.
LAURANCE LAKE: rainbow trout
Laurance Lake has been stocked with fin clipped hatchery rainbow trout. Anglers should find good success on both hatchery trout, and naturally produced wild trout. Anglers are reminded that only artificial flies and lures are allowed, and only fin-clipped trout can be kept. Anglers are encouraged to keep all smallmouth bass caught.
LITTLE LAVA LAKE: rainbow trout, brook trout
Angling has reportedly picked up with some nice rainbow trout and brook trout being caught.
LOST LAKE: rainbow trout, brown trout
Lost Lake has been recently stocked with legal and trophy sized hatchery rainbow trout. Some naturally produced brown trout are also available for anglers. Anglers should focus on the shallower shoal areas for best success.
No change from last report.
NORTH TWIN: rainbow trout
Angling is still a bit on slow side. 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: rainbow trout
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
ODELL LAKE: kokanee
Odell is still producing good catches of kokanee for anglers. Kokanee are running 9 to 12 inches in length Anglers should be on the lake at daylight and late in day for best results
PAULINA LAKE: kokanee, brown trout
Anglers are reporting good catches of kokanee in the 8 – 10 inch range. The brown trout fishing is still a little on the slow side.
PINE HOLLOW RESERVOIR: rainbow trout
Pine Hollow Reservoir has been stocked several times with legal and trophy size hatchery rainbow. Warm water anglers should begin finding good success as temperatures warm.
PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR: rainbow trout
Opportunities for 12-16 inch rainbow trout are fair to good.
ROCK CREEK RESERVOIR: rainbow trout
Rock Creek Reservoir has been stocked several times with legal and trophy size hatchery rainbow. Fishing should remain good until reservoir levels begin dropping.
The weekend fishing on South Twin was reported to be fair. .. South Twin Lake provides good opportunity for 10 to 16 inch rainbow trout. The lake has good shoreline access and provides good shelter from the wind.
No weekend reports from anglers.
WALTON LAKE: rainbow trout
Opportunities for legal sized rainbow trout are excellent. Carryover rainbow trout up to 16 inches are also available. The campground is open and the boat launch is available for use (no motors).
WICKIUP RESERVOIR: kokanee, brown trout
Wickiup Reservoir anglers are reporting the kokanee angling is slow. Some nice browns have also been showing up in the creel.