Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Fishing Report
Mar 02,2007 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. Recent snows may limit access. Contact Ochoco National Forest @ 541-416-6500.
CLEAR LAKE: Located about 20 miles west of Maupin. Access difficult due to snow.
CRESCENT LAKE: No boat ramps are accessible due to snow and the lake is still reported to be frozen over.
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Due to recent rains, as of Monday, the river flow was 400 cfs. This may limit angling opportunities.
DESCHUTES RIVER: 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: No reports from anglers fishing the reach from Bend to Lake Billy Chinook. Deschutes River flows in this reach are over 1000 cfs making the angling a little more challenging. There has though reportedly been good success by anglers working the waters from Bend upstream to Benham Falls. The section of river from Dillon Falls upstream to Benham has been seeing some good brown trout action.
FALL RIVER: Angler success continues to be fair for some and poor for others. The fish are reportedly fairly subdued with not a lot of interest in what the anglers have to offer. Fall River offers a great opportunity for anglers during the winter months though the fish don’t always bite according to plan.
FROG LAKE: Located about 20 miles west of Maupin. Access difficult due to snow.
HAYSTACK RESERVOIR: Reservoir is ice free. A limited number of large brood rainbow trout were released recently. Angling for these fish is a great late winter-spring opportunity.
LAKE BILLY CHINOOK: The Metolius Arm opens to angling on March 1. Opportunities for bull trout are excellent. Anglers are reminded the harvest limit is one bull trout over 24 inches. Both a tribal angling permit and state license are required to fish in the Metolius Arm.
METOLIUS RIVER: Anler success has been mixed with good reports and fair reports. Depending on the weather and time of day fish may be seen on the rise chasing a caddis fly. The word is though, that the anglers have to really to work to get those same fish to look at their offerings. Anglers targeting bull trout seem to be having the best success. Regardless of success it’s hard to beat a day on the Metolius.
OCHOCO RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-16 inch rainbow trout are fair to good.
PINE HOLLOW: ODFW will stock in mid-March.
PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-16 inch rainbow trout are fair to good.
ROCK CREEK RESERVOIR: Located near Wamic. ODFW will stocked this waterbody in the spring.
WALTON LAKE: Opportunities for 8-16 inch rainbow trout are fair.