Dec 29,2006 00:00
Consult 2007 Sport Fishing Regulations for changes to fishing opportunities as of Jan. 1.
ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-14 inch rainbow trout are fair. Illegally introduced bullhead have had a negative impact on trout angling. Snow 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 poor. Repairs and improvements on Bowman Dam have been completed. However, due to recent rains flows in the river have been increased to 750 CFS as of Tuesday. It is likely flows will remain over 500 CFS for the next couple of weeks. During this time angling opportunities will be limited.
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.
KINGSLEY RESERVOIR: Kingsley Reservoir, located west of Hood River, has recently been stocked with keeper and trophy trout and should offer good angling opportunity.
LAURANCE LAKE: Laurance Lake, located near Parkdale, has recently been stocked with keeper trout and should offer good angling opportunity.
ROCK CREEK RESERVOIR: Rock Creek Reservoir, located near Wamic, has been stocked with keeper and trophy trout and should offer good angling opportunity.