Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Fishing Report
Oct 26,2006 00:00 by ODFW

ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: Anglers are reporting good success on rainbow trout from 12-16 inches. This is a great time of year to target Antelope Flat. Reservoir is low so small boats or float tubes are recommended.

BIG LAVA LAKE: Anglers are encouraged to get a last day or two in at this lake before it closes to angling for the season. The rainbow are numerous and in excellent condition. While no one can guarantee the bite will be on, Big Lava is typically a go to lake when one wants to catch a few nice fish.

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 number of anglers has dropped off to the point where getting a read on the catch rate is difficult. For the anglers who still have the drive to get on the water this is a great time of year to catch beautiful brook trout along with high quality rainbow trout.

CULTUS LAKE: This is the time of year for catching one of the lake’s numerous lake trout. The cooler water temperatures seem to be their liking with the result being a fish more likely to chase the angler’s line.

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. Previously reported flow reductions will likely not occur until Nov. 1. Anglers should expect flows to remain near summer levels through the month.

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 good 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): This reach of river is now closed for the season.

ELK LAKE: No recent reports though this is a good time of year to fish for brook trout in the lake.

FALL RIVER: Report of fair fishing. Please note that the reach of Fall River below the main falls closed for the season on Sept. 30. The reach of river above the falls is open all year.

FROG LAKE: Frog Lake, located about 20 miles west of Maupin, has 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.

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: Opportunities for kokanee and bull trout are limited as mature fish are spawning in the Metolius. Anglers should target rainbow and brown trout in the upper ends of the Deschutes and Crooked Arms. 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. Anglers are reminded the reservoir closes to angling Oct. 31.

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

LITTLE LAVA LAKE: Favorable reports of good angler success for rainbow trout.

METOLIUS RIVER: Anglers are reporting fair success for redband trout. Bull trout have moved into the system to spawn. ODFW asks that anglers handle these fish with the same care as other species when releasing.

NORTH TWIN LAKE: Angling is reported to be slow.

OCHOCO RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-18 inch rainbow trout are good. Both boat and bank anglers should have success with bait and lures.

ODELL LAKE: Lake trout angling is reported to be slow.

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.

ROCK CREEK RESERVOIR: Rock Creek Reservoir, located near Wamic, has been stocked with keeper and trophy trout and should offer good angling opportunity.

SOUTH TWIN: Fishing is reported to fair.

WALTON LAKE: Opportunities for 8-16 inch rainbow trout are fair.

WICKIUP RESERVOIR: Anglers are having some success catching brown trout.