Nov 02,2006 00:00
ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-14 inch rainbow trout are fair. Illegally introduced bullhead have had a negative impact on trout angling
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.
CRESCENT LAKE: This is typically an excellent time of year to chase after the large browns and lake trout in Crescent.
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: Whitefish opportunities are excellent. Flows should gradually be reduced through the week. Anticipate flows of 40-50 cfs from Oct. 31 through November while repairs are conducted on Bowman Dam.
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): Closed to trout angling Oct. 31.
DESCHUTES RIVER (Crane Prairie to Little Lava Lake): This reach of river is now closed for the season.
ELK LAKE: Good reports of some nice brook trout being caught.
FALL RIVER: Reports of fair to good 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.
HOSMER LAKE: Excellent reports of good Atlantic salmon catches.
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 bull trout are fair to good. Adults are reentering the reservoir from spawning in the Metolius River. Anglers trolling the upper end of the Metolius Arm have a good chance of success. 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. The Metolius Arm closes to angling Oct.31.
LAKE SIMTUSTUS: Closed to angling as of 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: Continued good reports. There is no reason why an angler can’t have a good day at Little Lava Lake. You just have to come prepared to fish in the rain, sleet, snow or sun.
METOLIUS RIVER: Anglers are reporting fair success for redband trout.
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: Stocked with keeper trout.
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 be fair.
THREE CREEKS LAKE: No reports from the past week though this is a good time to catch both the rainbow trout and brook trout in the lake.
WALTON LAKE: Opportunities for 8-16 inch rainbow trout are fair.
WICKIUP RESERVOIR: Anglers are having some success catching brown trout.
***Streams closed to trout fishing Oct. 31.