Mar 16,2007 00:00
ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: Lingering snow drifts likely still block access to the reservoir. Check with Ochoco National Forest t 541-416-6500 for current conditions.
CLEAR LAKE: Located about 20 miles west of Maupin. Access difficult due to snow.
CRESCENT LAKE: Crescent Lake is for the most part ice free, though there are still no accessible boat ramps. Shoreline anglers are having good success for brown trout and one group of anglers that managed to get their small boat into the water also reportedly had a banner day fishing for brown trout.
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Recent reports indicate redband trout angling has been slow, while whitefish angling is excellent.
DESCHUTES RIVER: Dry fly fishing has been slow; anglers should look at using nymphing tactics in the slow water areas.
FALL RIVER: Angler success has been fair.
FROG LAKE: Located about 20 miles west of Maupin. Access difficult due to snow.
LAKE BILLY CHINOOK: Bull trout angling continues to be slow. Anglers are marking quite a few fish, but most are down deep and the bite has been off. Success rates should pick up as water temperatures increase.
METOLIUS RIVER: Angling on open sections of the Metolius is reported to be fair for redband trout and good for bull trout.
OCHOCO RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-16 inch rainbow trout are fair to good.
PINE HOLLOW: ODFW will stock in mid-March.
ROCK CREEK RESERVOIR: Located near Wamic. ODFW will stocked this waterbody in the spring.
SUTTLE LAKE: Suttle Lake is ice free with boat access. Late winter at Suttle Lake provides good opportunity for brown trout and with the kokanee fishery coming on April.
WALTON LAKE: Opportunities for carryover rainbow trout up to 16 inches should be fair to good. The gate to the campground is closed and anglers will have to walk the last ¼ mile to the lake.