Dec 15,2006 00:00
Some streams closed to trout fishing. Few new reports for the Central zone this week as conditions have not changed much; contact ODFW at the Deschutes Watershed Office (541) 388-6363 or Klamath Watershed Office (541) 883-5732 for more information on fishing opportunities.
ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-14 inch rainbow trout are fair. Illegally introduced bullhead have had a negative impact on trout angling. Recent snows may limit access. Contact Ochoco National Forest @ 541-416-6500.
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: No reports from the past week.
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Opportunities for 8-16 inch rainbow trout are fair to good. Anglers reported good success with egg patterns. Repairs and improvements are being conducted on Bowman Dam through the middle of December. During this period stream flow will be approximately 35 CFS. Flows after mid December are projected to be 150 CFS.
FALL RIVER: Reports of fair fishing. Please note that the reach of Fall River below the main falls is closed. The reach of river above the falls is open all year.
LAURANCE LAKE: Laurance Lake, located near Parkdale, has recently been stocked with keeper trout and should offer good angling opportunity.
METOLIUS RIVER: No report.
OCHOCO RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-18 inch rainbow trout are good.
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.
WALTON LAKE: Opportunities for 8-16 inch rainbow trout are fair.