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Sep 06,2006
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Fishing Report

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: No recent reports. Opportunities for carryover rainbow trout from 10-18 inches are good. Anglers should fish the deeper water near the dam this time of year.

BIG LAVA LAKE : Anglers have had good success over the past week. The fish are in excellent condition averaging 15 to 16 inches in size.

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: 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 trout catch is starting to pick up again with anglers picking up a few more rainbow trout along with some nice brook trout.

CRESCENT LAKE : Reports of some kokanee being caught, fair brown trout activity and fair lake trout catches.

CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Opportunities for 8-16 inch rainbow trout are fair. Anglers fishing the riffles and boulders are having the best success for trout. Dry fly fishing in the evening has been effective. Whitefish opportunities are excellent

CULTUS LAKE : Reports are that the angling is slow.

DAVIS LAKE : No reports

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 ): Reports of fair success particularly lower down in the reach.

DESCHUTES RIVER ( Benham Falls to Wickiup Reservoir): Anglers have reported the river to be slow for both rainbow trout and brown trout.

DESCHUTES RIVER (Crane Prairie to Little Lava Lake): No reports.

EAST LAKE : Reports of fair success for kokanee, brown trout, Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout.

ELK LAKE : Not many anglers working the lake though those fishing are having success catching some nice brook trout.

FALL RIVER : Report of fair to good fishing.

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.

HOSMER LAKE : No reports from anglers fishing Hosmer the past week.

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: Kokanee are staging at the upper end of the Metolius Arm prior to spawning. Opportunities for anglers trolling or jigging for 11-14” kokanee are good to excellent. Kokanee will begin migrating up the Metolius to spawn in the next couple of weeks. Bull trout will also be found following the kokanee. 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.

LAURANCE LAKE : Laurance Lake , located near Parkdale, has recently been stocked with keeper trout and should offer good angling opportunity.

LITTLE LAVA LAKE : No reports pertaining to angler success from the last several days.

METOLIUS RIVER : No reports. Bull trout are beginning to move up into the system. ODFW asks that anglers handle these fish with the same care as other species when releasing.

NORTH TWIN LAKE : The catch rate for anglers is getting better with a few more boats on the water and temperatures dropping.

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 : Anglers are reporting good success for kokanee on one day and success but at a reduced rate the next. 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 the water when releasing.

PAULINA LAKE : The kokanee catch is reportedly good with the rainbow trout and brown trout catches reported to be fair to good.

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. Crappie numbers are down from past years but anglers are reporting larger fish up to 12 inches.

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: Fishing has picked up though and is reported to fair to middling.

SUTTLE LAKE : No Reports.

THREE CREEKS LAKE : Reports of some good catches for both rainbow trout and brook trout.

WALTON LAKE : Opportunities for 8-16 inch rainbow trout are excellent. The last stocking of legal and trophy rainbow trout for the year occurred last week. Anglers are encouraged to take advantage of great late summer and fall angling in Walton.

WICKIUP RESERVOIR: Reports of anglers having good success for kokanee and nice brown trout are being caught as well, as some of the fish have started to move into the arms. Just a reminder with water levels dropping, the river portion starts where you can see flowing water, which changes daily. Different regulations are in affect for that portion of the water.

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